How to video call on WhatsApp
- 2017-01-22 11:59:16
WhatsApp video calling is now available on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. If you still are not familiar with how to make the most of this feature, read on to find out how you can make video calls using your favorite chat and messaging app. In this blog I will help you learn how you can group video call on WhatsApp as well.
We have got the update on iOS. You can video call on Whatsapp your contacts even if they haven't updated their app. To do so, just open a conversation with a contact and tap the camera icon that you will be able to see close to the phone icon. For android users, you just have to tap the phone icon and choose Video call.
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Booyah was there before WhatsApp’s video calling services was made available. It is a free app that allows you to video call your WhatsApp contacts, if your recipient has the app installed too. It is very easy to use. You just have to install it (Android/iOS) and it will have access to your WhatsApp contacts.
After you have installed the app, you can directly video call your WhatsApp contacts via the app. To make a video call, the recipient(s) will require to download and install Booyah and of course have WhatsApp installed on their device.
As you start a call it will offer you with a link to a video chat, whereby contacts can join. In case you close the app whilst the call is going on, your video will freeze, but still you will be linked to your video call through voice call only.
Enabling you to make video calls on WhatsApp with single contacts, Booyah allows you hold group video calls with a number of your friends. You can add extra people within the conversation directly.
Warning: Some scammers are using the new video call on WhatsApp feature. In case you come across a message with a link to a website on which you can activate video calling, remember not to click it. You need to bear in mind that the only way to use video calling is to update your WhatsApp app to the latest version which is possible through the App Store or Google Play Store in case you have not configured your device to download and install updates routinely.