The latest WhatsApp beta app brings the video calling feature and is currently available to Android users who are part of the company’s official Android beta testing program. The functionality appears to be working across several beta versions, from v2.16.316 onwards.

The feature only works, if the caller and the recipient are part of the Android beta testing program. Unfortunately, there is no word when the feature will be rolled out widely to all users.

How to locate the video feature:

  1. One your WhatsApp application.
  2. Head to your calls tab.
  3. Tap on the dialler icon present alongside the search icon.
  4. Once you’ve pressed, you’ll get an option to either make a WhatsApp voice call or video call.

If the recipient is still using an old version of the app or is not part of the beta testing program, they’ll a prompt; “Couldn’t place call” followed by text, “Couldn’t place call. Recipient [name of contact being called] needs to update WhatsApp to receive video calls.”

On the other hand, Android users can update to beta version v2.16.316 or higher to experience the video calling feature. And those interested to check out the video calling feature can sign-up for the beta testing program right away.

source: NDTV news