How to make a video call in WhatsApp

Modern messengers do not stand still, their functionality goes beyond communicating by means of messaging. Vatsap video call confirmation of this: now you can communicate using video transmission.

You can make a video call on Vatsap.

Basic gadget requirements for making a video call

First of all, the device must be equipped with a video camera.. The presence of a front camera is not a prerequisite, but it will simplify the use of the video call function. The video calling feature in Vatsap is available for Android phones with Android4.1 and higher, for devices with iOS operating system with ios version 8 and higher. If the operating system version is lower, the video call function will not be available..

To make a video call, it is important to have a stable network connection. In the case of an incorrect connection, there will be a deterioration in the quality of the image and sound, which will prevent comfortable communication. Sometimes the screen goes blank during a video call in vatsap, but this is only due to the technical requirements of the device itself.

How much traffic consume and how much video calls cost

Calls in Watsap do not use the phone balance, Internet traffic is consumed during video calls, and the price of the call will depend on the tariff plan of the mobile operator. Video transmission will cost about 2 MB per 1 minute of conversation, a modern package of services from a mobile operator on average from 5 GB or more (for comparison: 1 GB = 1000 MB). If you are connected to a Wi-Fi wireless network, most often having an unlimited data plan, then you should not take care of the minutes spent.

How to make a video call in whatsapp

Before making a call, make sure you have a stable network connection.

If there is a possibility of Wi-Fi connection, then connect to this network.

On android

In order to contact a person, you should add him to your contact list.

This is done quite simply:

  • Go to the app.
  • In the lower right corner there is a green message icon, click on it.
  • Select the contact you are interested in and add it.
  • Enter the correspondence with the contact you want to call on WhatsApp.
  • Click the camcorder icon.

You can make a video call from android.

On iphone


  • Go to the app.
  • In the upper right corner there is a blue icon on which a square and a pencil are drawn, click on it.
  • Select the contact you are interested in and add it.
  • Log in with the contact you want to call.
  • Click the camcorder icon.

How to make a video call in vatsap from a computer

To enter the Vatsap messenger from a computer, you need to use the Whatsapp Web application.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to Votsap from your phone.
  • Open the settings and click on the Whatsapp Web tab. The application will ask you to scan the QR code. The camera in the application will open automatically..
  • Open the Whatsapp Web application on your computer, the main page will have the desired QR code.
  • Scan the QR code by pointing the device’s camera to the computer screen. Make sure the code is in the box, and wait a bit.

After the application opens on your computer, find the desired contact in the list, click on the video call icon. When you request an application with access to the camera and microphone, respond positively. The above steps are also suitable for a laptop..

How to answer a video call

With an incoming video call (both to the phone and to the computer), a notification about the call with an avatar and a picture of the contact who is calling you will be displayed on the screen. Click on the green handset icon. On some devices, to receive a call, you need to swipe, move the icon to the right. To turn off the video call in Vatsap and end the call, click on the red icon.

To receive a video call you need to press the green button.

How to create a group video chat

The group video chat function has a limit on the number of people, so the user will not be able to create a video conference with more than 4 people.

To add a person to the chat, do the following:

  • Make a video call first to one person and wait for his answer.
  • Add the next person by clicking on the “Add Member” button.
  • Add one contact to the chat sequentially.

How to choose a camera and microphone

The device is selected automatically; when you request application access to the camera and microphone, respond positively. If a headset is connected, the application will select the default microphone and headset speakers. If you disconnect the headset, all settings will be reset. You can connect and disconnect the headset during a call: this will not affect the video connection in any way, and the device will be selected automatically by the application.

How to record a video call in WhatsApp

There is no function to record both a call and a video call in Watsap, as violates the privacy policy, but you can take advantage of support programs. For devices on the Android platform, there is a Recorder application, it will allow you to record a conversation and save it in the gallery as a video.

For owners of iphone version ios 11 and above, there is a screen recording while using the phone, the video will also be saved in the gallery.

Be careful when using this method of recording a conversation: under certain conditions it may turn out to be illegal, it would be better to inform the person you are talking about.

How to block calls from videos

There is no separate call barring function, but you can block an unwanted contact and remove it and the list. In this case, he will not be able to write and call you. During a call or the call itself, you can turn off video transmission by clicking on the corresponding video communication icon (the camera icon will become crossed out), and the person you’re talking to will not see you.

Why video calling does not work

A video call directly depends on the quality of your Internet connection, so make sure a stable connection. The most reliable option for making a video call is to use a Wi-Fi connection. Also, problems may arise if your version of Watsap is out of date – update the application to the latest version.

The reason why the video call function does not work may be because the application does not have access to the camera and microphone. Make sure the phone’s settings are correct, check whether third-party applications block messenger access to the camera and microphone.

The energy-saving mode can also affect the operation of video communication; switch the mode in the device settings. Third-party connections, such as bluetooth, can also affect the operation of the application, you can turn off bluetooth in the settings. In addition, the interlocutor can block calls to whatsapp.