WhatsApp is an American freeware, cross-platform most used application worldwide. It is used for instant exchanging of messages free of cost. It uses your internet (2G, 3G, 4G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi) to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and voice messages in a simple and secure way all over the world.
We also have WhatsApp Web version a computer-based online extension of WhatsApp messaging account on your phone, which mirrors the whole conversation from mobile. It is using your phone to connect and send messages. WhatsApp web session stays active as long as your phone has an internet connection. Attachments (photos, videos, audio messages, text messages, and documents) work both ways. Though there are still some features that are still not available for the Web version and one of them is WhatsApp video calls.
So, how can you make WhatsApp video calls on a laptop instead of a mobile? Well, there is no official way to make video calls using the web version. Don’t get disappointed there is still a simple way around through which you can make WhatsApp video calls on your laptop! Let’s proceed to know how it can be done with the following simple steps.
How to Make Whatsapp Video Call In Laptop?
There are 2 best ways to do video call over WhatsApp, first is using Facebook messenger and the other one is using an Emulator. Let’s have a quick look.
Using Facebook Messenger
Step 1: Download and install the latest version of WhatsApp on your laptop or computer.
- Go to the App Store or any browser on your laptop or computer and search for WhatsApp Web
- Click on install app
- After installing WhatsApp Web login to your account
Step 2: Login to your WhatsApp account by scanning the QR code from your mobile by going to
- Settings (the three-dot icon or menu option)
- Click WhatsApp Web option
- Scan the QR code to login to your WhatsApp account on your laptop or computer
Step 3: Click on the 3 dot menu option and click on the Create Room option.
- Settings (three-dot option or menu option) on WhatsApp Web
- Then chose Create Room option
Step 4: A message stating create a room in Facebook Messenger will pop up. Click on ‘Continue in Messenger’ to create a room in messenger.
Step 5: Log-in in your FB or Messenger account and then click continue to proceed.
Step 6: Then the room in messenger will be created. Grant audio and video permissions. Then click create a room as name (like here ‘Create Room as TP)
Step 7: A shareable link will be generated. Share the link with your family, friends or the people you want to do video call with and start the conversation for free.
It’s done. Now the second method is also an interesting one.
Using the BlueStacks Emulator
BlueStacks is a free cross-platform emulator to provide you a virtual android phone running environment on your Windows or Mac. It is an integration-friendly application and helps you to use all your android applications on your laptop or computer.
Step 1: Download the BlueStacks application on your laptop or computer by:
- Go to the App Store or any browser of your computer
- Click on download or install to proceed
Step 2: After finishing the setup process launch the BlueStacks application on your laptop or computer. Then enter your Google account credentials and then click next to proceed.
Step 3: Go to the search bar of the BlueStacks application. Then search for WhatsApp Web in the search bar.
Step 4: Then click on install WhatsApp and then agree to the terms and conditions to proceed.
Step 5: After the installation of WhatsApp Web on your laptop or computer launch the application and set up your account by entering the phone linked to your account. That’s it!
The Techypaw’s Line:
Video call is one of the most used features of WhatsApp. In this article, we have seen how to make a ‘WhatsApp call from your laptop or computer’ in two easy ways. From the above two simple steps, you can go with the first one preferably. Because for the second one you need a device that is compatible with the app. And the system might not respond if too many applications are opened in the background as multitasking may slow down the process. If you have another idea then don’t forget to share it with us. Hope you like this article. Thanks for visiting Techypaw.