WhatsApp calls: Key details of making video calls on your PC
10 Mar, 2021, 08:23PM IST
?WhatsApp video and audio calls not available on browser version of WhatsApp
Please note that users cannot make WhatsApp video and voice calls on WhatsApp Web, which is the browser version of WhatsApp
?No support for group calls for now, only one-to-one calls
For now, users cannot make group video and audio calls on WhatsApp on PCs.
?Video calls work for both portrait and landscape orientation
According to WhatsApp for better experience, video calls work for both portrait and landscape orientation.
?Remember, desktop app is just extension of the WhatsApp app on your phone
Desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.
?Support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts
As the app runs natively on users' PCs, they will have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.
?You need to have WhatsApp app on your mobile to run it on your PC
To use the new video calling feature, you’ll have to set up the WhatsApp desktop app on either Mac or PC, which requires that you already be a WhatsApp user on mobile
?Internet connection on both phone and PC
Users need to have an active internet connection on their computer as well as phone. The call won’t go through the phone, but it needs to be online to establish the call.
?Pro tip to make video calls on WhatsApp desktop app
Use a headset for the best audio. Using a separate external microphone and speaker devices may cause echo.