How to Enable Whatsapp Voice Call Feature Officially in Android


After buying WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerburg is trying to make it better in every possible way. Recently they had launched their web version of Whatsapp by which you can use WhatsApp in PC. Now they have started to roll out one of the best and most expected feature that is WhatsApp Voice Calling Feature.

WhatsApp voice calling feature is rolling out from past two weeks and so many people are able to get this feature.

Lets see how to activate it.

Steps to Enable WhatsApp calling Feature in your Android.


Note: iOS and Windows phones are not supported as of now.

Well there are three ways to activate the call feature in WhatsApp. Firstly if you get any call who already have calling feature enabled in WhatsApp and the second step is using Terminal Emulator. And Third step is by adding some codes inside the WhatsApp App.

To activate by getting a call follow the steps.

Step 1: WhatsApp calling feature is being activated from v2.11.561 this version. So you must install atleast v2.11.561 or higher version. Updating from Google Play will not help. You have to download from their Official Website.

Download the latest WhatsApp from here DOWNLOAD


Step 2: Now after downloading it install it in your mobile and overwrite the existing. If you are getting problem when installing be sure to turn on the “Unknown Source” in Android Settings.

Step 3: Now inform any of your friend to give a call in your mobile who already have WhatsApp calling feature enabled.

Step 4: Now you are done. You will now see “Calls” option in your Whatsapp. 🙂


Checkout the video to activate WhatsApp through Invite System

Now lets see how second method works.

This method is little bit tricky and for techie guys mostly. But I will elaborate the whole matter simply so that non-techie guys can also do this.

To implement this your phone must be rooted. Know how to Root your Android Phone easily.

Step 1: Now if you are ready with Rooted Android Phone then download the latest version of WhatsApp from WhatsApp official website like previous.

Step 2: Now Download, Install and Open Terminal Emulator for Android.

Now Write this code and Run

su -c am start -n com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.HomeActivity

Step 3: Open WhatsApp and now you will be able to see the Call Feature has been added in your WhatsApp. 🙂

Checkout this video to understand easily.


Here we come with the third step and this is also a tricky part like previous and for Rooted users only.

Step 1: When you are ready with your Rooted Android Phone Download and Install the latest version of WhatsApp as I told in previous steps.

Step 2: Download any Root Explorer and then move to sdcard/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml

Step 3: Now open “com.whatsapp_preferences.xml” using the text editor and then 2 lines of code anywhere in the file between the “<map></map>”.

<boolean name=”call” value=”true” />
<string name=”call_allowed”>all</string>

Step 4: Now Save the file and Exit the Root Explorer.

Step 5: Go to go to Settings>Apps>WhatsApp and Force Stop it.

Step 6: Now open WhatsApp and you will be able to see the Calls tab in your WhatsApp.

That’s all folks. 🙂

So now you know how easily we can activate WhatsApp in our Android Smartphone. First step is really easy to use. But second step is little bit tricky. So if you are getting any problem left a comment in Comments box.

I will surely help you 🙂

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    • Hi Susmita,
      Glad to know that it worked for you. Thanks for the comment!
      Hope to see you soon 🙂

      Soumyakanti Ray

  1. Hi Soumyakanti,
    Thanks for sharing such very useful tips on WhatsApp. The latest feature of WhatsApp will help a lot to its user.
    Hope your described process will help me to enable this latest feature in my android phone.

    • Hi Alisha,
      Surely it will help 🙂
      I have updated another technique to unlock the call feature. Do check that too 🙂

      Soumyakanti Ray

    • Hi Sujit,
      Have you tweaked the “com.whatsapp_preferences.xml” file like I have shown in the third step?
      If yes then you will surely get a “calls” tab option.

      Soumyakanti Ray

    • Hey Sagar,
      Glad to hear that you have got the solution of your Whatsapp Calling. Now enjoy calling service 🙂
      Thanks for the comment!

      Soumyakanti Ray

  2. Hi,
    Thank you so much.
    I am looking for an alternate trick to enable Whatsapp calling.
    My device has not been rooted yet. But going to root and try this trick. One of my friends said that he can’t see the call button even after receiving a call. I will transfer this trick to him also.
    Thanks again.


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