Short-lived joy for WhatsApp call users

Short-lived joy for WhatsApp call users

Illustration photo shows "likes" on WhatsApp's Facebook page displayed on a laptop screen in Paris February 20, 2014. Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications and may bring younger users into the fold. REUTERS

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — The joy of WhatsApp voice call users may prove to be short-lived as authorities are planning to reimpose the ban which was lifted on Saturday.

Measures are under way to ban the service again, sources told Al-Watan Arabic daily on Sunday.

WhatsApp Inc. did not reply directly to a question by Al-Watan daily on the reasons for lifting the ban on its voice call service from 1.00 a.m. Saturday.

The company replied with a message saying that the service is banned in some countries due to local telecom laws.

The Communications and Information Technology Commission imposed a ban on WhatsApp call service on March 15, 2015.


  1. Even i experienced calling of whatsapp only for one day, How ever still there are some people who is still using Whatsapp calling feature as they are using it on local numbers of their country. By this feature they can call their country only.

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