WhatsApp video calling is here for Android, Windows! Here’s how to connect
The video calling feature, which works like Skype and FaceTime, has not seen any update as of now in the Apple app store. In fact, the company had started rolling out the beta builds on Android and Windows.tech Updated: Nov 15, 2016 14:00 IST
It is one of those moments when you regret being an iPhone user. Why? Because WhatsApp has launched its video calling feature for Android and Windows.
The video calling feature, which works like Skype and FaceTime, has not seen any update as of now in the Apple app store. In fact, the company had started rolling out the beta builds on Android and Windows.
Here are a few steps that will help you to make your first video call:
1)After you open the app, you need to head to the contacts tab
2)Then you need to select a person who you need to call
3)Make sure that the other person also has the latest build of WhatsApp
4)Then you need to tap on the phone icon on top of the screen which should lead to a popup menu
5)From the popup choose video call to complete the process
The company may also ask you for feedback after the call (at least for people in beta). If you don’t have the update yet, you can join the beta programme to get it immediately.
To join the programme for Android, you need to head towards the Google Play Store and open WhatsApp or search for it. Once you are on the WhatsApp page, scroll down to the section which says “Become a beta tester tap on I’M In”. Then you need to confirm the action on the next page and wait for a few minutes.
After some time, come back to the WhatsApp page on the Play Store to find an update. Once you update the app, the feature should be available to you.
First Published: Nov 15, 2016 12:52 IST