Apple is soon going to add a restrict feature to its mobile operating system that will prevent users from making VoIP calls through the Facebook Messanger and WhatsApp apps. This means that Apple iPhone users will no longer be able to call any other users of the Internet connection through these apps. This has been reported through a media report. According to the report, the calling features of these apps continue to run in the phone's background so that apps can collect data and work faster. Apple is preparing to restrict background access to these apps that can prevent users from making Internet calls.
According to media reports, apple and Facebook have not received any information about the feature at this time. Apple's move could require social media company Facebook to redesign its apps. Adding this feature can affect Facebook Messanger as well as WhatsApp. Currently, users in many countries, including India, use WhatsApp for Internet calling. The VoIP calling feature can be added to end-to-end encryption in the WhatsApp app.
VoIP i.e. Voice Over Internet Protocol is used for analog telephone lines. It allows one user to call another user even without a mobile network. This feature requires internet connectivity to both devices. Internet connectivity can be accessed either through mobile data or through Wi-Fi data. VoIP is typically used for long-distance calling. Even today, many users make international calls through these apps. Apple's move may affect these users.
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