How to make WhatsApp video call on Android and iPhone

Last Updated: November 20, 2016

Instant Messaging behemoth WhatsApp was expected to have a Video Calling feature since a year now. Finally, WhatsApp has introduced video call in its latest Beta version(2.16.355), as well as the official version on App Store and Play Store. Follow this article, to get your hands on the latest version and  activate WhatsApp video call feature so that you can start making WhatsApp video calls on Android and iPhone.

Enable WhatsApp video call

It took longer than what we expected initially for WhatsApp to roll out video calling. After WhatsApp voice calls this is going to be a great addition to the messaging app.

Enable WhatsApp video call


UPDATE : Now the video call feature is rolled out for official version as well. So you can directly get it from Play Store and follow the steps 5, 6, 7 below.

To activate WhatsApp video calls using Beta version follow the steps mentioned below.

1. Visit WhatsApp for Android from any browser on your Android smartphone.

2. Tap on the beta link and on the next screen select Become a Tester.

Activate WhatsApp video calling

3. Next, tap on the link at the bottom which says “Download the WhatsApp Messenger app on Google Play“.

Enable WhatsApp video calls

4. The latest Beta version of WhatsApp will start downloading. Install it as you install other apps.

5. After the installation completes, open WhatsApp. Open the conversation of the desired contact whom you wish to make a video call.

6. Tap on the Call button at the top, next to the Contact name.

7. Now, instead of placing the default voice/audio call, WhatsApp will give 2 options. Select Video call.

WhatsApp video call

Please note that WhatsApp video call will only go through if the other person also has the latest WhatsApp version with Video calling feature otherwise you will get the below screen.

Make WhatsApp video calls


1. Update WhatsApp to the latest version(2.16.17 or above) from App Store.

2. Open WhatsApp and select the conversation of the desired contact.

3. On the conversation screen, tap on the Video  call icon at the top to the right of Contact name.


Tap on Contact name to go to Contact Info. Under Contact Info you can find Video call icon.

Make WhatsApp video call iOS

Also, go through the following WhatsApp articles to make use of its latest features.

1. How to send GIF on WhatsApp in Android and iPhone

2. How to send WhatsApp messages using Siri

3. Forward WhatsApp Messages to multiple chats at once with latest update

Share this tutorial with your friends to get them on latest WhatsApp version so that you can enjoy video calling with them.


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