WhatsApp video calls are becoming more and more popular, especially during the pandemic. They replace direct contact with our friends colleagues and family.
While most people just use WhatsApp on their Android phone or tablet, in some situations it might be better to make the calls from a computer. In this post I’ll show you how to make video and voice calls via WhatsApp with your PC.
Video Call with WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp can easily be used from a PC as well. You don’t even have to install a program. The WhatsApp web interface is also available as a web version via the browser.
Navigate on your PC to the website: https://web.whatsapp.com/
You will now see instructions on how to connect your account to the web version. Follow these simple steps:
- Open WhatsApp on your Android.
- Tap on Settings in the menu
- Select WhatsApp Web.
- Now scan the QR code on the computer screen with your Android.
Within a few seconds, your WhatsApp chat history will appear in the browser. You can now put the phone away. Unfortunately not. Currently, it is only possible to make voice and video calls using WhatsApp’s mobile app. but there is a solution for that.
Bluestack 4 – Android Emulation for Windows and Mac
With a so-called emulator, you can simulate an Android device on your PC and thus use the mobile app of WhatsApp on your PC.
download the application and install it. We assume that you know how to install an application on Windows/MAC.
After the installation, which may take some time, open the Bluestack application. Also the first startup may take some time – you are just starting Android fresh after the installation. As known from the initial setup, Android now needs your Google account. If you have multiple accounts, you have to use the one your WhatsApp account belongs to.
Now install WhatsApp by going to the Play Store. After the installation you have to log in. In most cases, a security code is sent to your mobile number. After logging in, you will be able to use WhatsApp normally. Of course, you need a computer with webcam and/or microphone and can now start directly with the video call. But don’t forget to wear pants. You may have to stand up during the call.