How to make a video call

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Video calling lets you video call your contacts using WhatsApp.
Make a video call
  1. Open the WhatsApp chat with the contact you want to video call.
  2. Tap
Alternatively, open WhatsApp, then tap the CALLS tab >
. Find the contact you want to video call, then tap
Receive a video call
If your phone is locked, you'll see an incoming WhatsApp video call screen when someone video calls you, where you can:
  • Swipe up to accept
  • Swipe up to decline
  • Swipe up to reply
    to decline the call with a quick message.
If your phone is unlocked, you’ll see an Incoming video call pop-up when someone video calls you, where you can tap Decline or Answer.
Switching between video and voice calls
Switch from a video call to a voice call
  1. While on the video call, tap
    , which will notify the contact you're video calling.
  2. Once the contact turns their video off, the call will be switched to a voice call.
Switch from a voice call to a video call
  1. While on the voice call, tap
    > SWITCH.
  2. The contact you're voice calling will see a request to switch to a video call and can accept or decline the switch.
  • Make sure you and your contacts have strong internet connections when placing or receiving group video calls.
  • Video calling is only available on Android phones running 4.1 or newer.
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