Full Guide On How to Video Call From WhatsApp Web/Desktop

This article was written to give you a fact-filled guide on how you can successfully make a WhatsApp video call on your desktop from the WhatsApp web. It’s very important to read carefully and pay attention to the details.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 31, 2021

As against what has been the norm for the past few years since the inception of WhatsApp web, one how has the ability to make voice and video calls on the web. WhatsApp has recently added that option to make video calls as well as voice calls using its web app. WhatsApp users with the updated web app on their desktop will now notice that there’s a video and voice call window on their desktops top screen so that they can get the freedom to chat and browse while they are online or on call.

Even though WhatsApp now supports video all on PC, there is currently no support for group calling or anything related. If you want to call more than one person at a time, then Web WhatsApp video call is not for you now, it’s best you use mobile WhatsApp on your phone. Not to worry, however, as the company has agreed that they will add this ability to group call using Whatsapp video call on your desktop later in the future.

It’s good to know that all calls made using WhatsApp web are encrypted, end-to-end. No other party can key in on the information shared between you and whomever you call.

How to Make WhatsApp Video Call on Desktop

How to Make WhatsApp Video Call on Desktop

How to Make WhatsApp Video Call on Desktop

Step 1. Desktop WhatsApp: first of all, you will need to have an updated WhatsApp for your desktop. If you don’t have one, simply go online and download one.

Step 2. Configuration:

  • Once you have successfully installed the application
  • Open it and configure it by scanning the QR code using WhatsApp on your mobile phone.
  • To do this, you will need to open your WhatsApp app on your phone, click on the three-dotted buttons found there and select WhatsApp Web to scan.

Step 3. Access to chats: at this point, you now have access to every chat on your mobile WhatsApp and on your desktop WhatsApp. To then make the video call or voice call, simply click on the call button at the very top right corner of your screen.

Step 4. Choose the type of call: once you click on the call button, select if you wish to make a voice call or if it’s a video call you want to initiate. With that, your WhatsApp call gets initiated.

What Do you Need to Make or Receive Calls on WhatsApp Desktop?

You need quite a few things to be able to make WhatsApp videos or voice calls on your desktop. You also need some of these things to be able to receive calls as well.

Some of those things needed are:

  1. You will need a good audio output device as well as a good microphone so that your voice and video call on your WhatsApp web will be smooth.
  2. will need to have a great camera on your desktop in order to be able to make WhatsApp calls.
  3. an active internet connection is also a must. You can use your phones data connection as hotspot for your PC. Note that the call isn’t going to go through your mobile phone.
  4. You’re going to have to grant permission to your WhatsApp on your desktop by accepting WhatsApp’s permission requests to use your camera and your microphone while making calls. This is the same as what you get on your mobile phone.

The currently supported WhatsApp desktop version is Version 1903 on Windows 10 64-bit and macOS 10.13 or any newer version.

Choose the Video Call or Voice Call in WhatsApp Web

Choose the Video Call or Voice Call in WhatsApp Web

Question and Answer

What to do when you can’t use desktop calling?

When you can’t make use of WhatsApp desktop calling it’s important to check the following.

  • Check if your audio output device and microphone are working fine.
  • Check if your desktop camera is active and working fine.
  • Check your internet connection or your phone Internet connection, if you’re using a hotspot from your phone. You can disconnect the connection and reconnect to see if the problem is fixed.
  • Check if you’ve granted permission to your WhatsApp to be able to access your camera and microphone.

Can I make group voice and video calls?

Currently, group calls aren’t supported on WhatsApp desktop for now. It’s a feature that is going to be added in the feature, according to the developers.

WhatsApp for desktop might be new but it’s fast becoming one of the people’s favorite ways to chat and make calls.

Bonus Tip. How to Backup WhatsApp to Computer

Here, we recommend a special Apps backup software for you called AppTrans that helps you back up WhatsApp or app data on Android or iOS devices to computer with just a few clicks.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Please free download AppTrans and follow the steps below to make a backup of your apps and app data:

Step 1. Launch AppTrans on your computer > Choose the App Backup option on the left control panel and then click on the Back Up Now button.

Click the App Backup

Click the App Backup

Step 2. Connect your iOS or Android device to the computer > Tap on Back Up Now button.

Connect iPhone to the Computer

Connect iPhone to the Computer

Step 3. Select the apps that you want to backup and you can choose to backup both app and app Data only backup app by tapping on the button at the lower right corner.

Choose Apps to Make a Backup

Choose Apps to Make a Backup

Step 4. Now AppTrans is downloading your iPhone’s apps and app data. It may take some time to complete the backup process based on the amount of device data. Please keep patient.

Downloading the Apps to Computer

Downloading the Apps to Computer

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to make a WhatsApp video call on desktop via the Web version. If you think this article is helpful, you can share it with your friends and family.

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