Activate voice calling on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is rolling out voice calling feature on invite only basis. The voice calling feature is supposedly available in the latest WhatsApp app (v2.11.508) for Android but is not accessible until you get an invite.

Read : WhatsApp Voice Calling being rolled out on invite only basis

Now if you can’t wait till the voice calling feature rolls out for everyone and wanna feel the user interface here is simple guide to activate the voice calling feature.

This trick is known to be working only on some devices with Lollipop and Kitkat however we heard some people got it working on Jellybean also.

 

How to activate voice calling feature?

Follow these steps to activate voice calling feature :

  • Download and install Whatsapp Apk From Official Site – http://www.whatsapp.com/android/
  • In any file explorer (I suggest ES File Explorer) goto to /data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_pref
  • Open file com.whatsapp_preferences.xml with ES Note Editor or any text editor you prefer.
  • Add following lines exactly under <map> tag and save the file.
    • <boolean name=”call” value=”true” />
    • <string name=”call_allowed”>all</string>
Whatsapp

com.whatsapp_preferences.xml

  • Restart whatsapp and you will have following interface.

 

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Note : You need to be rooted in order to use this trick.

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11 Responses

  1. Jnana says:

    How do you restart whatsapp??I forced closed and retstart whatasapp..But the xml was reset to it’s original.Same thing when I restarted my device.

  2. Sumit Dhar says:

    is it possible without rooting???

  3. epode says:

    ok the phone book and calls are “enabled”, but actually the call does not work. Part but is immediately canceled ……..

    • GRK says:

      Yeah, for that you’ll need an invite from user who has this feature working.

    • aQuickLookAt says:

      This trick is known to be working only on few nexus devices running lollipop. If it’s not working in your device don’t worry, whatsapp officially confirmed this feature will be available to all users in couple of weeks.
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