1. tarundhawan's Avatar
    Just checked the permission asked by WP8 version of Whatsapp WhatsApp | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (भारत) & was amazed to see it asks for VOIP permission too.
    Why would such a messaging app asks for that kind of a permission.
    Also i doubt this can be the reason too why this app posts messages even when you are in offline mode as soon as the Push of the message is received.

    Does anyone knows the reason ??
    01-13-2014 09:59 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I believe that VoIP feature is voice messages.When users enter into a chat with a contact, to the left of the text window a microphone icon appears to send voice messages. one can simply press and hold that icon to record a voice clip which is then sent instantly to the contact.

    Source :- WhatsApp enables voice-messaging for Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central
    01-13-2014 10:08 AM
  3. tarundhawan's Avatar
    VOIP is Voice Over Internet Protocol my friend & the permission name is VOIP calling.
    Any @devs here who can reply ??
    01-13-2014 10:51 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    BBC News - Whatsapp upgrade adds voice messages to chat app

    read the voice calls sections its says "This can also be seen as Whatsapp testing the water for Voip [voice over internet protocol] calls at a later stage," added Ms Dharia"
    01-13-2014 11:05 AM

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