WhatsApp officially launched video calling updates few days go, and the video call feature has been rolled out to Android, iPhone, and Windows users. The Updated WhatsApp with support for video calling for Android and iPhone has officially been released, so you simply need to update your WhatsApp to be able to use the video calling feature to make your first video call.
If your iOS or Android device is not set to receive automatic updates, or if you are not sure if WhatsApp has been updated, simply go to the App Store or Google Play and check for available updates manually.
“We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks,” said WhatsApp in a blog post.
Lets quicky dive in on how to use the WhatsApp video calling on your smartphones:
Firstly, You must update your WhatsApp version to the latest updated version that has the video calling features, Also you can only make video calls to only those that have the latest whatsapp version that supports video calling.
If the person your calling doesn’t have the latest whatsapp version you would get an error stating ” Couldn’t place a call” The user is using a phone that doesn’t support video calls.
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Note that for WhatsApp video calling to work, both parties should be running a WhatsApp build that supports the feature. WhatsApp may also prompt you for feedback once the video call is over.
How to make a WhatsApp video call
Here’s how to make a video call within WhatsApp:
- Open WhatsApp
- Go to the Contacts tab or your chat menu
- Find and tap the contact you want to initiate a WhatsApp video call with
- Tap on the phone icon towards the top of the screen
- From the pop up choose Video call
That’s it, you’ve just made your first WhatsApp video call! What do you think of WhatsApp’s video calling feature? Let us know via the comments.