Towards the end of last month we wrote to you that WhatsApp had rolled out Video Calling feature though only to the beta testers. Well less than a month later and the feature is now rolling out to all WhatsApp users. Both Android and Windows Phone users using the stable WhatsApp version will receive this update.
I understand that WhatsApp is rolling the feature region wise so if you have not received the update yet be patient. It will ultimately be available for you to download. It is about time that WhatsApp caught up with the likes of Facebook Messenger who had rolled out their feature quite a while back. But as they say, better late than never.
Using the feature is a straight forward process. There are a number of ways to initiate a video call.
How to make a Video Call
- Launch your WhatsApp
- Choose the contact you would like to video call.
- On the top right corner you will see the call button.
- Click it and you will be presented with two options, either a voice call or video call Since you are interested in video calling then choose that option.
- That’s it. Your video call is initiated.
- You will be able to view your video call log together with your voice call log in the calls tab
Not that you are able to switch between the rear and front camera during your video calling session. You can also opt to mute the video call if you so wish. Not that for the video call to be successful both you and the recipient need to have the latest WhatsApp update that supports the feature otherwise you will get an error message. If you get the error message just contact your friend and request them to update their application so as to immerse yourselves in the video calling session.