How to make a video conference with WhatsApp

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When you miss your friends, a WhatsApp group call will make you happy. When you are working on a project with your colleagues, a quick WhatsApp video conference can help you solve the problem. But if you are new to the app, you might not know how to use WhatsApp video conferencing feature. This article will show you the two ways to start a WhatsApp video conference call.

Add participants in a one-to-one call

Not all video conference calls start out as one. Sometimes you are on a video call with a friend, and during the call you decide to add another friend to the conversation.

You don’t need to end the current call for this to happen. You can call the second friend while talking with the first. Here are the exact steps to follow:

  1. During the call, tap the Contact icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to find the contact you want to add to the call.
  3. Tap their name, then select “Add.”
  4. A screen will split into three parts while you wait for your friend to respond.
  5. If they don’t pick up, you can select “Cancel” and the screen will return to what it was.

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Keep in mind that the maximum number of people on a WhatsApp video call is four. Also, once someone answers your video call, you can’t drop out of the conversation. They need to end the call.

If one of the participants wishes to turn off their video, they can press the “video off” button on the screen. They will however remain in the call.

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Group video conferencing

You can also video conference with people from any of your WhatsApp groups. Since the number of participants in a WhatsApp video call is limited to four, there is still no designated group video call button. Instead, here’s what you’re supposed to do:

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your mobile device and open the group chat.
  2. Tap the headset icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. From the context menu, select the contacts you want to call.
  4. Tap the video call icon.

However, when you receive a video call, you will immediately see all participants on the screen. And the person who added you will be listed first.

One of the biggest challenges in video conferencing is the strength of the internet connection. According to WhatsApp, the quality of the video call depends on the connection of the weakest participant.

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WhatsApp desktop app and website

WhatsApp also offers the web version and the desktop application. Both options are a great choice if you work in an office. This means you can put your phone aside and stay in touch with whoever you want.

But can you make video calls with the WhatsApp web and desktop app? Unfortunately not, but WhatsApp may introduce this feature in the future. WhatsApp is famous for listening to suggestions and requests from its users.

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Stay Connected with WhatsApp Group Calls

Capping group video calls to four people might seem a little restrictive. However, WhatsApp is not a video calling app; its focus is on text messaging. And realistically, adding too many people to a video call can be confusing, especially in a business environment.

However, it is still unclear whether WhatsApp will upgrade video conferencing capabilities in the future. You can always check for updates on the Play Store and App Store and hope for the best.

How often do you use WhatsApp’s video conferencing feature? Let us know in the comments section below.

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