Ultimate Guide on How to Video Call on WhatsApp (& Group Video Call)

how to video call on whatsapp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging app on the planet, reaching over 1 billion users since 2016. WhatsApp has always been used to message and call, including video call. You can video call someone on WhatsApp for free and it only costs you internet data. Here’s how to video call on WhatsApp using its free service.

WhatsApp has been number one choice when it comes to chatting and connecting with someone new. Video calling feature in WhatsApp is easy and doesn’t require a lot of work.

If you use Android or iPhone or iPad, you can video call someone on WhatsApp. But, unfortunately, you can’t video call on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp desktop client, most likely due to security reason. If you really want to video call on WhatsApp  Web or WhatsApp Desktop, you have to use an Android emulator like BlueStacks or YouWave, which we’ll cover later.

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How to Video Call on WhatsApp through Select Contact Menu

Video calling someone on WhatsApp is easy.

Open WhatsApp app, or WhatsApp Business app.

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Then, choose contact you would like to video call with. You can choose it via CHATS menu or choose it your own by tapping the green Select Contact button at the corner.

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Tap the picture profile. Then tap video icon right there to video call that specific user.

That’s it. Video calling someone on WhatsApp is easy.

How to Video Call on WhatsApp through Chat Menu

There’s another way you can video call someone on WhatsApp. It’s through WhatsApp chat menu.

This is simpler than video calling someone through Select Contact, especially when you want to video call someone you already have conversation with.

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To do this, simply tap any chat with the person you want to video call with.

video call on whatsapp chat menu

Tap video icon at the top, right after profile name.

That’s it. Now the other user’s phone is ringing and you just need to wait the other person receiving your video call.

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How to Group Video Call on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has other feature that you can use to video call multiple people at the same time. You can add as many users as you want to video call with. Using WhatsApp, group video call is also free and only costs you internet data.

To group video call, just tap any conversation with recipients you would like to video call with.

Tap video icon at the top. Then, that person’s phone is now ringing. You just need to wait until that person accept the video call.

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Once that person accept your video call, then you can add more person to video call with. Tap add user icon at the corner of your screen.

Once that second recipient accept your call, you can then add more people to the video call session.

That’s it. You’ve just learned how to video call in WhatsApp. But there’s more about video calling, including video calling on WhatsApp desktop.

How to Video Call on WhatsApp Desktop (with BlueStacks)

You probably thought that video calling on WhatsApp desktop is impossible because they just don’t provide the feature. “Can you video call on WhatsApp web?”, many people asks the same question without knowing that it is actually possible.

Yes, it is actually possible. All you need is just an Android emulator, and BlueStacks is probably the good choice.

To video call on WhatsApp desktop using BlueStacks, just download the app:

Download BlueStacks

Install the app until the end. Follow the instruction and wait when the installation process. It probably takes 2 hours to complete the installation, depending on how speed your PC perform.

Once the installation is complete, then login with your Google account. Download WhatsApp through the Play Store.

Then, tap any conversation with person you would like to video call with. Tap video button at the top.

BlueStacks will then use your webcam as the alternative to phone camera.


You can become closer with another person by learning on how to video call on WhatsApp, from video calling individual person to video calling a group of people.

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