How to call WhatsApp from a computer
WhatsApp communication application was created in 2009 for mobile devices based on Android and iOS. Over time, the need for a desktop version arose. The manufacturer has released WhatsApp Web – a PC application that allows you to exchange text / voice messages, send media files and documents. Let’s figure out how to call Vatsap from a computer.
Install WhatsApp on your computer for calls
To install a full-fledged version of WhatsApp on your computer, you need an Android emulator program. The most popular and convenient of them is BlueStacks. The application is completely free, an intuitive interface. It is recommended to download from the official site of the owner – it is reliable and safe. Before installing, make sure that there is enough space on the PC (or laptop), because all emulators “weigh a lot.” Make sure your device supports Windows 8 and MacOS X9 (or higher).
There are several more free utilities that you can use to install the desktop version of Vatsap on your computer:
- Nox Player
After installing the selected emulator, go into it, open the My Applications tab and select the App Store or Play Market. In the store, in the search bar, enter WhatsApp and download the program. Go through a simple registration by phone number using the security code that comes in the SMS message.
How to call from a computer to WhatsApp
After installing Vatsap on a PC, a program shortcut appears on the desktop. Having entered it, you can immediately make audio calls and talk, the algorithm is the same as on a mobile device: the “handset” is the beginning of the conversation, the “red handset” is the end.
When installing, the account from the mobile application is synchronized with the computer, so all contacts are saved. The main condition for good communication is a stable fast Internet connection between you and your interlocutor..
The only drawback is that you can’t call emergency numbers and landlines.
Vatsap: video call
To make a video call in Vatsap, select the desired name in the contact list, then – the crypto icon with the video camera, click on it, wait for an answer – and you can chat online. An indispensable condition for video communication is the presence of a webcam on a PC. Quality depends on Internet connection stability and data transfer speed..
To convert a video call to audio, you need to click on the crypto icon with the crossed out camera. If your interlocutor does this, you will also switch to an audio call.
The application supports the option “Group video call”. A maximum of 4 people can participate in the chat, including the call initiator.
Problems making calls
In case of a problem, contact technical support.
When using the messenger, sometimes problems arise. Most often, they can be eliminated independently, but there are situations when the help of a specialist is needed. WhatsApp has tech support for these cases. You can contact the service either through a mobile application or through e-mail. In the letter, you need to describe in detail the problems and attach a screenshot, technical support will respond as soon as possible.
In addition to the support service, you can use the “Help” section in the “Vatsap” settings. To do this, select the FAQ category in the tab and describe your problem. The program will take you to a site that contains popular tips and solutions..
Let us consider in more detail the most common problems and recommendations for resolving them..
Calls do not work
The reasons may be the following:
- no internet connection;
- The router, modem, or access point is configured incorrectly
- the connection is blocked by a firewall or antivirus;
- An outdated version of the application is used.
- the interlocutor is in a country where the WhatsApp Call function is not available.
The most trivial solution to any problems is to restart the application / device. In all other cases, network connectivity, reconfiguration of the router, modem, antivirus and firewall will help. If the use of the messenger is prohibited in the country, then there are no legal ways to get around the problem.
Whatsapp drops calls
This happens for several reasons:
- unstable Internet connection or its absence;
- power saving mode is on;
- some device is connected via bluetooth.
How to handle this:
- change internet connection;
- disable saving mode;
- disable bluetooth connection function.
The most likely reason is that the power saving mode is turned on. Unplug it and the problems should be fixed.
Most likely, the microphone is disconnected or another application is using it. Check the operation of the device and / or close other programs. The microphone may be broken – either mechanically or its software does not work correctly. For troubleshooting, you will need the help of a specialist. Rebooting the device / application or installing the update can also solve the problem.
WhatsApp does not see contacts from the phone book
Contacts are synchronized immediately after installing the program, but sometimes not all names are displayed.
Possible reasons are as follows:
- the subscriber’s number is incorrectly recorded – Vatsap recognizes only the international format;
- Using an outdated version of the application
- the interlocutor does not have a messenger installed;
- the subscriber deleted the program from his mobile device;
- contact blocked by antivirus.
- correct the spelling of the number using the international code;
- Download the updated version of the application;
- go into the antivirus and allow the contact access;
- open the messenger settings, select the “Contacts” tab and allow the program access to the lists;
- reboot device or restart application.
Problems downloading or updating WhatsApp
This may be due to the following reasons:
- not enough space;
- application is not compatible with the device.
To fix, you need to free up disk space or change the operating system.
How much are calls to Votsap
WhatsApp program is completely free to download and to use – only Internet traffic is paid at its tariff.