How to Make WhatsApp Voice or Video Call on Windows PC – Detailed Guide
The highly anticipated feature of making video or audio call from WhatsApp desktop Windows app is finally out. Not only would be able to make WhatsApp video calls on your PC right out of your desktop screen, the call too would remain encrypted end to end. Even if your phone disconnects during the call, the desktop version of WhatsApp is likely to continue with an ongoing call without stopping in between.
While WhatsApp has been extremely popular for many years, users used to complain about inability to make calls through its desktop app version. With the recent rollout of this feature, a major concern has been addressed by the Facebook owned instant messaging platform.
With the COVID pandemic still raging across most parts of the globe, work from home remains a preferred mode of working for professionals. This has led to apps like Zoom gaining huge popularity. Increasingly people have started using Zoom for making personal calls to via desktop as it is easy to view your friends and family on a big screen rather than a mobile handset. Some WhatsApp users felt the absence of this feature acutely and were trying out other video calling apps to fill this need. Thankfully WhatsApp has rolled out this feature and now users do not need another app to make video calls with their friends.
Now if you are looking to learn how to make a call video call via WhatsApp Windows desktop app, just follow the steps given below.
Step1: Launch a new browser tab or window
Step2: Type https://www.whatsapp.com/download/ in the URL
Step 3: Click on Download FOR Windows (Figure 1) to download the setup file for Windows. A login screen would appear on the desktop
Open WhatsApp on your phone and hit the three dots on the right screen. Then move to the WhatsApp web option which will launch a scanner.
Now use your phone to scan the QR Code present on desktop screen.
Step 4: Once the WhatsApp desktop connects, you can move to contact you wish to call. On the top of the screen you will find options for both Video and Audio calls
It is important to note that the feature does not work from the browser based WhatsApp Web as of yet. However we might be hopeful that that this feature is introduced on WhatsApp web too in near future.
While the video calling feature on the desktop app is a welcome development it still has some limitations. To start with group calls is not supported at this moment. This is a major drawback as people are always looking to connect with families or friends in a group. Also the desktop Windows App currently it does not offer support for virtual video or video devices. If that was not all if you are using an older version of Windows operating system say Windows 7, you are unlikely to able make WhatsApp video calls on PC.