WhatsApp Will Add Voice Calls This Year

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The popular text messaging service recently acquired by Facebook will soon begin supporting voice calls.

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging service that was purchased last week by Facebook to the tune of $19 billion, will add voice calls to its service later this year. The company's CEO Jan Koum confirmed the news on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

WhatsApp boasts 450 million users worldwide, and according to market researcher Ovum, the service made roughly $120 billion last year from text messaging alone.