If one wants to make WhatsApp video calls from a computer, he/she can’t use the WhatsApp Web interface. What you can do instead is put WhatsApp on your computer and run it there as if it were on your phone.
The only problem with that is that there isn’t a WhatsApp desktop version that supports webcams! The solution is to install the WhatsApp mobile app within an Android emulator so your computer thinks that the app is the mobile version. This will enable the video calling feature.
The method we’ll use involves a completely free Android emulator that fully supports WhatsApp and has been tested to work almost as good as using the real mobile app.
How To Make WhatsApp Web Video Calls From a Computer
To make video calls with WhatsApp on a computer, we have to avoid the WhatsApp Web option and go straight into using the Android app.
- Download BlueStacks, a free Android emulator for Windows and Mac.
- Open BlueStacks and install the WhatsApp mobile app.
- Select Open when WhatsApp finishes installing.
- Open WhatsApp from your computer by following the on-screen directions: select Agree and Continue, enter your phone number, and so forth.
- Once you see your list of contacts, select the one you want to make a video call with.
- Just like when you use the WhatsApp app to start a video call from your phone, select the video icon at the top right corner of the conversation to start a WhatsApp video call from your computer.
- Select Call to confirm.
- Choose to Continue to give WhatsApp access to your mic and camera, and allow the other prompts about recording audio and accessing pictures.
- The call will start immediately and look exactly how it does from the mobile app on your phone
Now you can make video calls with a computer.