Whatsapp offers video calls, officially launched video calling on Tuesday 15, November 2016 and the feature is now being passed out to Android, iPhone, and Windows users. You simply need to update the feature to make your first video call. If you have turned off automatic updating for apps on your iOS or Android device, or if you are not sure if whatsapp has been updated, just go to the App Store or Google Play and check for available updates.
If you don’t see the video calling option, or if WhatsApp video calling is not working, or video calls are giving you an error, you could download the whatsapp beta version APK to see if things work fine. Follow the steps if you cannot wait for whatsapp video calling.
How to get WhatsApp video calling feature instantly
The whatsapp video calling feature was recently introduced in the beta versions of whatsapp for Android and Windows Mobile. Signup for the betas to get early access to whatsapp video calling.
Follow these steps to signup for the whatsapp beta program and enable whatsapp video calling on Android:
- Open Google Play Store and search whatsapp
- Open whatsapp Google Play listing
- Scroll down towards the end of the page
- In the section stating Become a beta tester tap on I’M IN
- Confirm on the next step and wait for a few minutes
- Go back to whatsapp listing page on Google Play
- You must see now an option to Update whatsapp to beta version
- Update whatsapp
Alternatively, you could download the whatsapp APK directly that comes with support for video calling (v2.16.354) from APK Mirror or APK Pure. We advice to follow the above steps to officially get on the whatsapp beta version for video calling and other features and skip the risks associated with downloading the whatsapp apk.
For signing up on whatsapp beta on Windows Phone, you need to text firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a spot on the beta. The process involves human intervention, so it’s a lot slower. Once you are on the beta, you will get access to WhatsApp video calling on Windows Mobile.
iPhone users have no choice but to wait for WhatsApp video calling to be passed out to them.
How to make a WhatsApp video call
If you have the latest WhatsApp beta – or if the video calling feature is available after launch – it’s pretty simply to start a video call to another whatsapp user.
Here are the steps how to make a video call:
- Open WhatsApp
- Click or Swipe to Contacts tab
- Find and tap the contact you want to call
- Tap on the phone icon on the top of the screen
- A popup appears, choose Video call