We won’t go into detail about what WhatsApp is and how it can improve our communication experience because this is already well-known to everyone.
Because of this, we will discuss the much-anticipated WhatsApp Web feature—Video Calling—in this article. Initially, WhatsApp Web did not allow users to video call their friends and colleagues, but the service has recently been updated to allow for this.
You can easily make video calls with WhatsApp Web on your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices, for everything from virtual office meetings to lazy chit chat with your friends.
Now, while the fundamental steps for making WhatsApp Web video calls across multiple operating systems are the same, there are a variety of different approaches that you can employ. In this post, we’ll go over all of the different options for making Web video calls using the WhatsApp application.
What is WhatsApp Web?
Facebook Messenger Web is an extension of your smartphone’s WhatsApp application that you can use on your Windows and Mac computers without having to download the actual application. Every feature of the WhatsApp app that you have been using on your Android or iOS phone is replicated in this WhatsApp version.
What is WhatsApp Web and how does it work?
While working, you won’t have to switch back and forth between your phone and laptop if you use WhatsApp Web. You can also use your WhatsApp account as an email account, allowing you to send files and messages to your clients at your leisure.
WhatsApp Web, which has a user base of more than four million active users, provides the following advantages:
You can easily mirror your WhatsApp Web and mobile live chat conversations without any difficulty.
In order to log into WhatsApp Web, a QR code is required, which eliminates all security and privacy concerns.
When you download something from the WhatsApp mobile app, it will not automatically download to the desktop or vice versa, which prevents data duplication and memory clouding on the computer.
How to Make WhatsApp Web Video Calls in Three Ways?
Using your Windows or Mac laptops or desktop computers, we’ll show you three of the most popular methods for making video calls today. You can choose any of the methods that are most convenient for you—
1. Using the Room feature in your Facebook Messenger.
With a Facebook account, you can make WhatsApp Web video calls from your web browsers without having to download an app. All you have to do is follow the steps outlined below:
Open your web browser and type “WhatsAppWeb.com” into the search field, which will take you to the login screen for WhatsApp.
Alternatively, pick up your phone and tap on the WhatsApp icon to send a message. It’s worth noting that Android users should tap on the three dots, whereas iPhone users should go to the Settings tab.
The Messenger Room on Facebook
On your phone, select WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Web/Desktop from the drop-down menu.
Users of Android and iPhone devices must select the Link A Device option and follow the on-screen instructions (if any).
This is an important step in which you must use the camera on your mobile phone to scan the QR code that appears on your computer’s display screen.
web version of whatsapp
You will now be prompted to connect to the internet, and you will be ready to use WhatsApp Web.
To initiate a video call, navigate to the vertical three-dots icon and select Create a Room from the drop-down menu.
A pop-up window will appear on your screen; go ahead and click on Continue in Messenger to link your Facebook account with your Messenger account.
Once your Room has been created, you will be able to begin video conferencing with your contacts.
web group on whatsapp
However, you must share a video call link with your friends in order for them to participate.
Opening that particular chat window, selecting the attachment icon, and then selecting Room, which is the last option on the list will allow you to create a group or specific contact room.
Take note that if your device is configured with biometric security, your device’s operating system will prompt you to reenter your biometric information because WhatsApp cannot automatically access the biometric information stored in your device’s operating system.
Android Emulators are used in this case.
WhatsApp has only recently introduced the ability to make video calls directly through the Facebook Messenger Room. As a result, if you do not want to use it, you must download WhatsApp on your Windows or Mac computer using an Android emulator such as AndY, Nox, BlueStacks, or another similar programme. If you have Xcode, you can also use it to emulate the iOS WhatsApp application.
These are the steps to take in order to make WhatsApp Web video calls using Android Emulators:
On your computer, go to the website of your preferred Android Emulator and download the software.
Installing the downloaded file on your system is as simple as clicking on it and following the on-screen instructions.
Once the installation is complete, launch Emulator and navigate to the Play Store application, which you should launch.
WhatsApp can be found and installed by searching for it on your computer.
You must first activate WhatsApp by providing your phone number, name, and one-time password (OTP) in order for the authentication process to be completed.
You can now use the WhatsApp app in the same way that you have been using it on your iOS and Android phones up to this point.
Android Emulators are programmes that allow you to run Android applications on your computer.
Please keep in mind that you cannot use your WhatsApp account on both the Android emulator and your phone at the same time.
3. Download the WhatsApp Web Application.
For those who don’t want to use either of the other two options, you can simply download the WhatsApp Web or Desktop application from your Mac’s or Microsoft App Store. You must be running Windows 8.1 or higher, or MacOS 10.10 or higher, in order to download the WhatsApp Desktop application (higher).
The following will be the steps involved in the downloading process:
Open the WhatsApp Download Page in your web browser and save the.exe or.dmg file to your computer’s hard drive.
Initiate the installation process after the download has been successfully completed.
Following that, you must scan the QR code to link your WhatsApp accounts on your phone and computer (the process will be the same as discussed in the first method).
Now that you have a fully functional WhatsApp running on your computer, you can start video calls with your contacts by clicking on the Camera icon in the top right corner.
You can also hold group video calls with up to 8 participants by adding them to the list.
If you are unable to make video calls on WhatsApp Web, you can try the following common solutions:
There must be a problem with your internet connection, as video calls on WhatsApp require a stable WiFi or cellular data connection in order to function properly.
This can cause the QR linking process to be interrupted if your phone is unable to send or receive messages from WhatsApp Web.
WhatsApp has an excellent support system, which you can use if you find yourself in a jam somewhere.
WhatsApp Web may be used less frequently than the WhatsApp Android or iOS apps at the moment, but given the way the company is developing the web version, we can be confident that it will soon catch up with the mobile apps.
After all was said and done, our team had a great time testing all of the WhatsApp Web video calling methods, so please share your thoughts and experiences if you have made WhatsApp video calls from your computer.