Making video calls

Video Calling lets you video call your contacts using WhatsApp. On Android, video calling is only available on Android 6.0+. If your phone's operating system isn't supported, video calling won't be available to you.

To place a video call:

  1. Open the chat with the contact you want to video call.
  2. Tap Video call .

Receiving a video call

When someone video calls you, you'll see an incoming Flap video call screen, where you can:

  1. Click on accept
  2. Click on decline .

Switching between video and voice calls

To switch from a voice call to a video call:

  1. While on the video call, tap Video off , 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.

To switch from a voice call to a video call:

  1. While on the voice call, tap Video call
  2. The contact you're voice calling will see a request to switch to a video call and can accept or decline the switch.


  1. Make sure you and your contacts have strong Internet connections when placing or receiving group video calls. The quality of the video call will depend on the contact with the weakest connection.