WhatsApp to follow BBM’s strategy and add voice this year

WhatsApp BlackBerryWhatsApp founder Jan Koum announced today they will be moving into voice which is something BBM has had for quite some time in BBM Voice and recently added to it’s Android and iOS apps. ¬†Jan Koum did state that voice will be coming to BlackBerry phones as well.

Koum says “we are going to introduce voice in WhatsApp in the second quarter of this year”¬†announcement made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Good to see the mobile messaging development and competition in a very tight race right now, with BBM coming to Windows Phones and Nokia X in the coming months that could only boosts BlackBerry’s chances in leading the mobile messaging world.