How to Make WhatsApp Video or Voice Calls on Desktop

Do you know how to create WhatsApp Voice or Video calls on the Desktop web? WhatsApp is one of the most popular encrypted messaging apps. There are two billion users of WhatsApp around the World. WhatsApp was downloaded 13 million times in April 2021. It is available in 60 different languages and more than 180 countries. You can also use WhatsApp on the desktop web via Windows and Mac. WhatsApp allows you to make video and voice calls on Windows and Mac. Sometimes you prefer to want to use your PC over a mobile device, you will learn how to make voice and video calls via WhatsApp’s desktop apps.

What You Need to Make WhatsApp Calls on Desktop

  • You will need the following below things to make or receive calls on WhatsApp Desktop. There are some limitations to make calls on WhatsApp and you should know about of.
  • Using desktop calling on WhatsApp for Windows, you must update to your Windows 10 to 64-bit version 1903 or newer versions.
  • Similarly, using Mac, WhatsApp desktop calling is supported on macOS 10.13 High Sierra or the latest newer versions.
  • You will also require the updated version of the WhatsApp desktop applications for Mac or Windows (as well as on your Mobile device). Video and voice calls are not supported on WhatsApp Web.
  • Both your smartphone and computer have connectivity to an internet connection and that the updated versions of WhatsApp are installed. Even though WhatsApp has recommended desktop applications, they still require your smartphone to be connected to the internet and near proximity to your PC.
  • Make sure you have a microphone and an audio output device (speakers) for video and voice calls.
  • You have a camera or most laptops ship with a webcam, a pair of speakers, and a built-in microphone. However, in case you have a desktop, you might not have one or two of these devices.
  • Allow WhatsApp permission to access and use your computer’s camera and microphone.

How to Check WhatsApp to Access Your Computer Camera & Microphone

You will need to check that WhatsApp can access and use your computer’s microphone and camera. Here are these steps for Windows and Mac:

macOS

If you are using macOS then follow these steps:

  1. Go to macOS System Preferences and click on the Security & Privacy option
  2. Click on the Camera under the Security & Privacy setting open on your Mac. And you are sure that you have checked the box beside WhatsApp.
  3. Next click on the Microphone option under the Security & Privacy settings and make sure that you have checked the box next to WhatsApp.
Click Camera and Check the Checkbox beside WhatsApp
Click Camera and Check the Checkbox beside WhatsApp
Select Microphone and Check the Checkbox of WhatsApp
Select Microphone and Check the Checkbox of WhatsApp

Windows 10

Here are the following steps for Windows 10 users to check WhatsApp can access your camera and microphone.

  1. Click on the Start button and select the Settings option
  2. Now click on the Privacy option in the Settings window
  3. Select the Microphone option from the left side panel under app permission
  4. Next check that the switch button beside WhatsApp is set to on position. In case it is not, just select the switch once to grant WhatsApp permission to access your microphone.
  5. Go back and click on the Camera option from the left side panel under app permission in the Settings window
  6. Click on the switch next to the WhatsApp icon and ensure that it’s On
  7. Finally, you should aware that WhatsApp unable to support virtual audio or group calling and videos devices on desktop.
Click to Switch on Toggle Next to WhatsApp
Click to Switch on Toggle Next to WhatsApp
Switch on the Toggle Next to WhatsApp
Switch on the Toggle Next to WhatsApp

How to Make WhatsApp Voice and Video Calls on Windows and Mac

You will need to make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on Windows or Mac to get started with WhatsApp calls on the desktop. You will view a QR code on the screen with instructions for linking your mobile phone to use WhatsApp on the desktop.

How to make a voice call using WhatsApp desktop

To make a voice call or audio call using WhatsApp desktop, here are these super easy instructions.

  • Go to the WhatsApp desktop application on your PC
  • Now scan the QR code while using your smartphone
    • Open WhatsApp app on your smartphone
    • Tap on the Settings from the Menu
    • Then tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop option
  • Next, navigate any single chat with a user you wish to make a voice call on desktop
  • Click on the Voice call icon
  • Click on the End Call icon once you are done
  • You can mute/unmute your microphone by pressing the microphone icon during the call. It is also possible to connect/switch from a voice call to a video call during the call by click on the camera icon for more detail read below.
Scan to Capture the Code
Scan to Capture the Code
Open WhatsApp, Select More, and WhatsApp Web
Open WhatsApp, Select More, and WhatsApp Web
Tap on Link A Device and Scan Bar Code
Tap on Link A Device and Scan Bar Code
Click on Call icon to make a Voice call on WhatsApp
Click on the Call icon to make a voice call on WhatsApp
Click on Mick icon to Enable or Disable Voice
Click on the Mick icon to Enable or Disable Voice

How to make a video call using WhatsApp desktop

To make a video call using WhatsApp desktop then here are the best and easy instructions for you.

  • Go to the WhatsApp desktop application on your PC
  • Now scan the QR code while using your smartphone
    • Open WhatsApp app on your smartphone
    • Tap on the Settings from the Menu
    • Then tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop option
  • Next, navigate any single chat with a user you wish to make a video call on desktop
  • Click on the Video call icon
  • Click on the End Call icon once you are done
  • Like voice calls, you can mute/unmute your microphone by clicking the microphone icon during the call. So you can also turn off your camera by clicking on the camera icon during the call.
Scan to Capture the Code
Scan to Capture the Code
Open WhatsApp, Select More, and WhatsApp Web
Open WhatsApp, Select More, and WhatsApp Web
Tap on Link A Device and Scan Bar Code
Tap on Link A Device and Scan Bar Code
Select the Video icon to Make a Video Call on WhatsApp
Select the Video icon to Make a Video Call on WhatsApp
Press the Video icon to Enable or Disable Your Camera
Press the Video icon to Enable or Disable Your Camera

How to Switch between a voice call and video call using WhatsApp desktop

If make a voice call with a person and during the calling, you can ask to switch to a video call, as you can do with Apple’s Face Time for instance. To link or switch between an audio or voice call to a video call using WhatsApp desktop, follow the instructions below.

To get started a voice call follow the above-given steps to start a voice call with a person

  • Hover over the mouse cursor Camera icon during the call
  • Next click on the camera icon
  • The person you are calling to will then get the option to Select Switch or OK to switch the call to video or click Cancel to decline the call
  • In case the person selects Switch or Ok the voice call will switch over to a video call.

How to Answer a video call or voice call on WhatsApp desktop

Answering a video call or voice call on your WhatsApp desktop is very easy and simple.

  • Three options will show up once someone video calls you or voice calls you and you have WhatsApp Desktop on and linked to your smartphone.
  • Click on Accept will connect the call
  • Tap on Decline will cancel or decline the call and Ignore or “x” will ignore the call.

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