WhatsApp says video calling will use learning from voice calls to make it fast and reliable. Also video calls are end-to-end encrypted just like chats and other media on the platform. For you to get started with video calling, it is important that your friends are on the same version of the app.
Video calling will work on all devices with Android 4.1 and above. The company is rolling out the feature via a simple update. You will need to upgrade your app from the respective app store for the feature to show up. Now go to a chat and click on the call icon on top right. Simply choose video calling to start one with friends. For iOS users, there’s a video icon next to the call icon. Just tap on the video symbol and the call will begin.
Do note, if you get any link or message claiming to offer WhatsApp video call feature, then don’t click on it. This is likely a malicious link and could result in a phishing attack.
WhatsApp says the quality of videos automatically adjusts depending on network speeds and quality. The company is doing so to ensure video calls are fast and reliable at all times.
WhatsApp video calling feature has not yet been rolled out for groups. However, there are multiple malicious links inviting people to download the same. The malicious link reads, “You’re invited to try WhatsApp Video Calling feature. Only people with the invitation can enable this feature.” Clicking on the link will ask you to invite more friends for video calling to activate on your device. Once again don’t click on these links.