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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 15:39

WhatsApp Video Calling: How to Get the Feature Without Waiting



  • It's really simple to enable and get started with WhatsApp video calling
  • WhatsApp video calling works similar to voice calls within WhatsApp
  • Both parties need to have app version supporting WhatsApp video calling

WhatsApp video calling has been officially launched and the feature is now rolling out to users on Android, iPhone,and WhatsApp. The WhatsApp video calling feature was recently introduced in the beta builds of WhatsApp for Android and Windows Mobile. If you can't wait for the video calling feature to show up on your Android phone, here's how you can get started with it right away.

If you are already running the latest WhatsApp beta - or if the video calling feature is available to you after launch - it's pretty simply to start a video call with another WhatsApp user. Here's how to make a video call within WhatsApp:

  • Open WhatsApp (of course!)
  • Go to the Contacts tab
  • 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 popup choose Video call


That's it - you've just made your first WhatsApp video call!

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.

If you are already running the latest WhatsApp version, and you still don't see the video calling feature, there's a way to get it faster. To enable video calling feature in your WhatsApp instance, you will have to sign up for the WhatsApp beta program. Follow these steps to sign up for the WhatsApp beta program and enable WhatsApp video calling on Android:
  • Open Google Play and search for WhatsApp
  • Open WhatsApp's Google Play listing
  • Scroll dow towards the bottom of the page
  • In the section that says Become a beta tester tap on I'M IN
  • Confirm on the next screen and wait for a few minutes
  • Come back to WhatsApp listing page on Google Play
  • You should see an option to Update WhatsApp to beta version
  • Update the app


Congratulations, you are now running the latest WhatsApp beta for Android. This comes with support for WhatsApp video calls and other new features - to make your first WhatsApp video call, follow the steps mentioned earlier.

What do you think of WhatsApp's video calling feature? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

Source : gadgets.ndtv.com

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