WhatsApp is one of the few names that come to mind when we think about video calling apps. In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp. Many of us didn’t expect this from Facebook but it happened. Back then WhatsApp was only known for its messaging feature. It was 2015 when WhatsApp launched the calling feature. When the calling feature was launched WhatsApp users around the world started demanding the video feature. Finally, their prayers were answered in November 2016 when Facebook launched the video calling feature.
The video calling feature is available on all the platforms like Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
Making a WhatsApp Video Call
If you know how to make WhatsApp audio call then it will be easy for you to understand the procedure of making WhatsApp video call. Below we have shown simple and easy to follow the procedure of making a WhatsApp call.
- Of course, the procedure starts with launching WhatsApp
- You will see that by default ‘Chat’ tab is clicked
- There you can see the list of people you have been chatting with recently. The most recent contact you chat with will be at the top of the list. If the person you want to make a video call to is in the chat list then touch it and it will open messaging window. You can also open your contacts list by touching the green colored icon at the bottom right. At the top, you will see three icons or buttons which are video call icon, call icon and menu icon (three vertical dots). The audio call icon is the telephone receiver clicking which you can make audio calls. And the third icon is for ‘video call’ which looks like the video camera.
- Click the ‘Video call’ icon.
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How to Get WhatsApp
If you don’t have WhatsApp, you can get it from the app store. Those using iPhone can download WhatsApp from the App Store. Android users will go to the Google Play store where they can download WhatsApp. Simply use the search feature to find what you need. Click in the search feature and enter WhatsApp and press the Enter button.
You will see the search results on your mobile screen. Touch WhatsApp from the search result and it will open the app. Click the Install button and the app will start downloading automatically on your phone. You should be able to download the app without facing any problem. In case you are unable to download the app for some reasons then make sure that your phone is connected to Internet. You will need a Stable Internet connection to download WhatsApp from the Play Store or App Store. Once the app is downloaded you will open the app. Before you start using the app, you will sign up first. You will provide the required information such as your first name, last name and your mobile number.
Once you are signed up, you are good to go. Familiarize yourself with the app. WhatsApp syncs your contacts list making it easy for you to call or send a message to your friends and family members who use WhatsApp.
To make Whatsapp calls, you need to download Whatsapp for Android from Google Play Store, for iPhone, App Store. WhatsApp Messenger is a free messaging app available for Android, iOS and other smartphones. Feel free to share your views about this article.