WhatsApp is a popular instant messaging app. It wasn’t too long ago that the developers introduced the ability to send voice recordings, but now it looks like the company could be taking things to the next level by introducing VoIP calls and VoIP call recording.
According to a report from Geek Time, VoIP is a feature that could eventually make its way into WhatsApp. On the other hand, the VoIP call recording is an interesting functionality that was not mentioned before. But at the same time, such initiative of WhatsApp has raised some privacy concerns and legal challenges. Why?
In the US, it’s illegal to record a phone conversation without the other person knowing and consenting to it. But in other countries, laws might be different on this matter. It’s still in vague – what’s the point of offering VoIP call recording to begin with, but it does afford an added feature that other VoIP services do not offer.
Unfortunately it was not mentioned as to when these features might be introduced to WhatsApp. But it’s being assumed that when the company will do, it will present WhatsApp as a potential challenger to the likes of Skype and Viber and other VoIP services, and with Facebook’s backing and their current userbase, it could prove to be a pretty big challenger. Lets wait and see where it goes.
Source: Geek Time