WhatsApp is well-known as one of the world’s most trusted apps when it comes to video calling. Especially during the unfolding pandemic times, and that will probably even worsen in the near future, the number of video calls had been multiplying a lot. Remote jobs had also been through a huge increase in popularity, as many online businesses also rely on video calls.
But WhatsApp now allows the users to have access to a long-awaited feature: video calling through the computer version of WhatsApp (Windows or Mac).
Not available for previous Windows versions
We all know that Windows 10 has a lot of haters. But even so, the developers of WhatsApp didn’t make the new feature available for versions below Windows 10. No Windows 7 will get the chance of making video calls via WhatsApp, regardless of how many love that OS!
Here’s how to make WhatsApp calls through your PC directly:
- Grab the Windows or Mac version of WhatsApp from the software’s official website. You can choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version for Windows, as well as the option for Mac.
- Pull out your smartphone to scan the QR code that appears on your computer.
- You’ll see your WhatsApp account unfolding on your screen.
- Open up a chat with a contact, and you’ll immediately see the voice/video call icon positioned at the top right corner.
- Hit the voice/video call option, and that’s all.
If you are using Windows 7 or lower, you can use WhatsApp web or run it through an android emulator called Blue Stacks. Did you know that WhatsApp processes more than 340 million minutes of video calls per day? By this rhythm, the Facebook-owned app can earn more and more users. The popularity of instant messaging apps can truly be a crucial factor. You’ll use WhatsApp if a majority near you does the same because you’ll need to be in contact with them.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.