WhatsApp Video Call: How to make a WhatsApp video call

WhatsApp video call has now being launched officially today, November 2016. The WhatsApp video call app feature is now rolled out to iPhone, Android, and Windows users.

If you check your mobile device and don’t see the WhatsApp video calling option, or maybe your WhatsApp video calling is not working, or if you check and the WhatsApp video call is giving you an error. If this happens, you can download the WhatsApp beta version APK to see if it gets better. You can follow the steps below if you want to start using the WhatsApp video calling app.

Please note: It is advisable to wait for the WhatApp video calling feature to be displayed in your mobile device. But if you can’t wait and want to check out how the WhatsApp video call works, then follow the steps below:

WhatsApp Video Call: How to get the WhatsApp video calling feature now

The WhatsApp video calling app feature was introduced recently in beta builds of WhatsApp for Android and Windows Mobile devices. But to get early access to WhatsApp video call, you will need to signup for the betas.

Please follow the steps below to sign up for WhatsApp beta program and to also enable WhatsApp video calling on Android:

  1. Open Google Play and search for WhatsApp
  2. Open WhatsApp’s Google Play listing
  3. Scroll dow towards the bottom of the page
  4. In the section that says Become a beta tester tap on I’M IN
  5. Confirm on the next screen and wait for a few minutes
  6. Come back to WhatsApp listing page on Google Play
  7. You should see an option to Update WhatsApp to beta version
  8. Update the app

Another alternatively is that you can download the WhatsApp APK that comes with support for WhatsApp video calling (v2.16.354) from sites like APK Mirror or APK Pure.

I’ll advise you go with the steps above and avoid any risks that may come with downloading the WhatsApp APK.

If you’ve followed any of the methods above, it means that you are now running on the latest WhatsApp beta for Android devices. Using this also comes with support for WhatsApp video calls and other new features that come with the WhatsApp app.

If you want to sign up for WhatsApp beta on Windows Phone, then you will need to send a mail to support@whatsapp.com asking for a spot on the beta. This process will be quite slow since it involves human intervention. But once you are in the beta, you will be given access to make WhatsApp video calls on Windows Mobile.

WhatsApp video call for iPhone users will be coming as soon as the WhatsApp video call is rolled out to them.

How to make a WhatsApp video call: How does WhatsApp video call work?

Now you know how to get WhatsApp video calling, you may also want to know how to make a WhatsApp video call or even have questions like how does WhatsApp video call work? Keep reading to get that information.

If you decided to download the WhatsApp video calling right now, and you’re now running on the latest WhatsApp beta, or if you are patient enough to wait till the WhatsApp video calling fearure is available to you after launch. Then it’s quite easy to start a video call with another user.

Here’s how to make a WhatsApp video call:

  1. Open your WhatsApp application
  2. Go to the Contacts tab
  3. Find and tap the contact you want to have a WhatsApp video call with
  4. Tap on the phone icon towards the top of the screen
  5. From the popup choose Video call
  6. And that’s it, you’ve just used the WhatsApp video calling app


Also note that before the WhatsApp video calling can work, both you and the person you want to video call with should be running on a WhatsApp build that supports the WhatsApp feature.

So guys, what do you think about this new addition to WhatsApp? Please let me know in the comment box.

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