How to Enable Voice Calling Feature On WhatsApp For Android

Hello TricksHub’s Members , Now  you can see that WhatsApp has started rolling out this amazing feature  by which you can call to another WhatsApp user for free. First it was rolled out for selected users but now it is available for wider set of people.

This is a tested version which is not officially rolled out and if you want to get this feature on your WhatsApp now (The fast way) then you can follow this guide:



How To Get This Feature :

First of all ..You need to have the latest version of WhatsApp before getting this feature (ie. WhatsApp version 2.11.508 and Up)

Download Latest Version From Here : Click Here

There are basically 3 methods to get this feature on your WhatsApp

1) Invitation Method (Recommended method / Normal Method)
2) Enabling it from Terminal (Root Needed)
3) Enabling it from Root Explorer (Root Needed)
Note : The last 2 method will only activate the calling UI of your WhatsApp.


Warning : Please try the method 2 and 3 at your own risk OR your WhatsApp may/will not work

So first you need to have a rooted phone to get these method (2 and 3) work.


Method 1 – Invitation Method :

What you need :
1) WhatsApp version 2.11.508 and Up( Download It From Above Link )

Steps :
1) For this you need to ask someone (Who has WhatsApp Calling Feature) to call you
2) Done!! Your calling feature is now Enabled.





        Now you can call another person to enable this feature on his/her WhatsApp.


Method 2 – Enabling it from Terminal (Root Needed) :

What you need :

1) WhatsApp version 2.11.508 and Up
2) Rooted android device
3) Terminal (You can download it from here :

Steps :

1) Open terminal
2) Type in this code :


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


3) Done

Note : This method have some drawbacks :

1) You cannot invite someone to use calling feature after activating the same feature using this method
2) You can only call to someone who have enabled this feature using the same method


Method 3 – Enabling it from Root Explorer (Root Needed) :

What you need :
1) WhatsApp version 2.11.508 and Up
2) Rooted android device
3) ES FILE Explorer (You can download it from here : Click Here To Install
4) An invitation from someone who has this feature enabled (OR this method will not work)

Steps :
1) Open Es File explorer




2) Now go to “/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml”




3) Edit the WhatsApp_Preferences.xml File and Force Stop WhatsApp

Now type these 2 lines (code) anywhere between “<map></map>” :


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






4) Save this file
5) Now go to Settings>App>Whatsapp and “Force Stop” the application
6) Re-run the application again
7) Done!!


The call quality is based on the internet (WiFi) speed and this method will/may not work for 3G and 2G because of the testing version of the WhatsApp calling feature. It is only rolled out for android but soon it will be available for other platforms too.


Courtesy :
Thanks to XDA-Developers (Forum) for sharing these amazing methods!!
Link :

You have now enabled the call feature on your WhatsApp!!…Please do not forget to activate this feature on someone else phone by inviting them. We recommend you to wait until this feature is fully rolled out, But if you don’t want to wait then you can use these methods.



  1. bheeshma March 23, 2015
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