Tag Archive: Calls


How to use WhatsApp’s group calling feature for video and voice calls

WhatsApp’s group calling feature lets you talk to four people at once.

WhatsApp’s group calling feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. The messaging platform picked up voice and video call support back in 2016, and the feature is very popular — every day, WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls.

To use group calling, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one video or voice call, and then add participants to  [Read More…]

T-Mobile intros $5 international day passes for LTE data and unlimited calls

Summer is a popular time to take vacations. So in order to to make your holiday abroad even more enjoyable, T-Mobile this week announced it is updating its Simple Global plan to include 70 more countries and destinations.

Previously, T-Mobile users could take advantage of free international roaming in 140 territories around the world. Now that number has gone up to 210. Simple Global is included for free with T-Mobile ONE plans and offers free 2G unlimited data, unlimited SMS  [Read More…]

Google updates phone app to prevent some spam calls from interrupting you

While some updates for Android are given stage time at Google’s events (like I/O or when they’re unveiling a new smartphone), and sometimes they’re quietly added to the mix.

This appears to be one of the quieter updates. Google recently updated its help page pertaining to spam calls to note that the phone app for Android can not only weed out spam calls, but now it can prevent those potentially annoying calls from barging in on you. With this new  [Read More…]

WhatsApp gets group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

Video call all the things.

During Facebook’s F8 conference on May 1, the company announced new video-centric features that are coming to two of its most popular apps – WhatsApp and Instagram.

Starting first with WhatsApp, the communications tool is finally getting support for group video calls. This is a feature that’s been long-overdue for WhatsApp, and although specifics on how it’ll work haven’t been shared yet, this is still an exciting day for users that have  [Read More…]

Yolla aims to help users make international voice calls on the cheap [Review]

Are you getting killed with international voice call rates? You might want to consider Yolla. The company offers competitive rates and great customer service. Click here for our full review.

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Pixel and Nexus dialer will send spam calls directly to voicemail

This will be available for all users in the next few weeks.

You know what’s not fun? Spam calls. Picking up the phone to be told you’ve won an all-expense-paid cruise after simply handing over your credit card info gets old real fast, and to help filter these out of your day, the Google Phone app for Pixel and Nexus devices is getting a new direct-to-voicemail feature for them.

First spotted by 9to5Google, this will send any  [Read More…]

Snapchat gets group video calls and Mentions feature for tagging friends

You can video call with up to 16 people at once.

Although it’s not for me, I’ve got to give Snapchat credit for releasing frequent updates to its app with bug fixes, new features, and controversial UI changes. In the latest update, Snapchat’s adding group video calls and the ability to tag friends in your stories.

To start a group video call, you’ll need to either start a new conversation with a group of people or go  [Read More…]

Facebook kept logs of calls and messages on Android phones, and followed the rules to do it

The creepy factor is high, but this is one of those things we have to take a little bit of responsibility for.

Facebook is in the news right now. Perhaps you’ve heard. The social network is currently under extreme scrutiny for the way it has been both gathering and handling user data, wearing away at what was already a frayed trust of the gigantic company. The latest surprise, coming from people downloading their cache of Facebook data, has been  [Read More…]

How Echo Connect Lets You Make, Receive Calls Using Alexa

It’s Alexa Calling, though a landline.

Don’t overthink the Amazon Echo Connect. While the name is somewhat confusing given it lives alongside Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo, the Connect really just another avenue for Alexa Calling. (OK, that’s one more name you need to know, and thus adding to the confusion.)

Here’s the real deal: Alexa Calling is the method by which an Amazon Echo device can make phone calls. It uses the internet to do so but  [Read More…]

Google Phone v17 introduces chat heads feature during calls

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

As much as I loathe Facebook Messenger, one of the app’s best features is Chat Heads. The ability to quickly open and hide conversations in a small bubble that lives on your home screen is extremely convenient, and the latest v17 update for the Google Phone adds its own take on this.

After downloading the new update, leaving the Google Phone app during an ongoing call will result in a “chat  [Read More…]