Read this post and learn how you can activate WhatsApp video calling feature on your Android smartphone. So if you are an Android Smartphone user, and want to get WhatsApp video calling feature then read the following part of this blog post carefully.

How to Activate:Enable WhatsApp Video Calling Image

Update: On 14 Nov 2016 WhatsApp launched video calling for everyone. You just have to download and install latest version WhatsApp on your Phone to get the Voice Calling Feature.

Recently there’s a lot of buzz in the tech community about the WhatsApp video calling feature. Today more than 1billion people are actively using WhatsApp. That’s why even a small WhatsApp update can become viral, and everybody will start talking about it. Why not, Everyone loves using WhatsApp, Right?

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WhatsApp video calling was one of the most-awaited features for some users. Well not anymore, because it’s now available on Latest Beta version of WhatsApp’s Android App(v2.16.80). After you download and install the latest version of WhatsApp from the link below you will see an option for doing video calling as well as audio calling from WhatsApp(see the screenshot below).

whatsapp video calling
whatsapp video calling

You can choose video call from the call menu on WhatsApp, and you will be able to make a video call from WhatsApp. You can follow the step by step guide below to learn how to activate the WhatsApp video calling feature on your Android Device.

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  • First of all, Download WhatsApp latest Beta Apk from here (this version has calling feature in it).
  • Next, you have to Install this apk on your phone. Just click on the apk file you just downloaded and it will get installed on your device.
  • If your phone don’t let you install this apk file directly you will need to enable installs from unknown sources on your Android phone. Just go to settings> Security> Enable unknown sources.
  • Now Open WhatsApp and tap on any contact and click on the call button to make a call. Now you will see options for both video call and audio call. Yeah, you have successfully activated WhatsApp video calling on your phone.

As you just enabled video calling on WhatsApp, now you will see video calling option. But, if you click on that you will see a message saying – “Couldn’t place the call. Video calling is unavailable at this time.”

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Couldn’t place the call. Video calling is unavailable at this time
Couldn’t place the call. Video calling is unavailable at this time

Although Video calling has been added into this latest WhatsApp beta Apk, WhatsApp not yet activated this feature. They will soon activate this feature, and you will be able to make video calls. So, if you download and install this version now, you will be among the first few people who will get WhatsApp video calling feature.

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You can also download this latest version of WhatsApp from other sources like Google Play’s beta testing program, but downloading from there will be pretty tricky, that’s why i have shared the download link of latest WhatsApp version on this post.

I hope you will find this post useful, do share your thought and questions (if you have any) about WhatsApp Video Calling in the comments section. Moreover, fell free to share this post with your WhatsApp friends so that they can also become the first few to get WhatsApp video calling features. Thanks for reading.

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  1. Hi Guyz, Good News !! Download “Beta Updater” from play store. This app helped me to download & use WhatsApp beta version as a beta tester. I am enjoying video calling in WhatsApp !!

    • Hey Ganandeep,

      You can now just update WhatsApp from google play for using Video Calling Feature.

      WhatsApp Just Released Video Calling Feature Officially.

  2. I dont able to use video calling feature yet even after installing the latest version it shows a green screen with diagonal lines appearing their that restrict me from watching video call from other person so i should resolve this problem please help me


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