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.
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.
3. Next, tap on the link at the bottom which says “Download the WhatsApp Messenger app on Google Play“.
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.
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.
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.
Also, go through the following WhatsApp articles to make use of its latest features.
Share this tutorial with your friends to get them on latest WhatsApp version so that you can enjoy video calling with them.