One of the feature of the WhatsApp was blocked in the UAE until now.
Reportedly, the Residents of UAE can now use WhatsApp video and calls when connected to WiFi or mobile network.
Video and voice calls on the instant messaging service WhatsApp were blocked in the country as they are a VoIP serivce. Where as, the messages on WhatsApp groups and social media platforms hinted that the calls have started working since Thursday morning.
In a statement, the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) clarified that “there is no change in the UAE’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Policy.
TRA further confirmed that any application or service of this type must comply with the applicable regulatory framework in the country.”
In a previous statement, TRA had said that “VoIP services are still a prerogative of the licensed providers who reserve the right to provide such services through their networks. Companies wishing to offer such services must co-ordinate with the licensed telecom providers in the UAE”.