How to Make a Phone Call Through Whatsapp?

In this section, we will learn how to make a phone call via WhatsApp. If you are using WhatsApp, you can make even international phone calls to any location in the world.

Currently the whatsapp calling feature is available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 mobile devices. As uses your phone’s internet or data connection, your phone’s caling plan will not be charged.

However, you may be charged for your data plan. If you have unlimited data plan, you need not worry. If you are in a limited data plan, be sure to check with your internet service provider regarding the possible overage charges.

Can I Make 911 (Emergency) or 411 Calls from Whatsapp?

No. You can not make 911 calls from whatsapp. It is because the emergrncy services will have a fixed home phone address registered. When 911 is dialed, the address is automatically detected and the emergency service team will arrive in no time. However, with whatsapp, there is no fixed address and the device will be in different locations at different times. Hence, the 911 service or E911 service is not offered with whatsapp.

The same is applicabel for 411 services too. One must have an alternative contact number for 911 and 411 services.

Whatsapp Calling on Android

Placing a WhatsApp Call

The whatsapp for android comes with the calling feature. To make a call to someone, you need to open the chat window of the particular contact. On the top of the screen, there will be a phone button. You need to tap on it. It will display two options.

  1. Audio Call
  2. Video Call

Disconnecting the Whatsapp Call

While you are on a call, the screen will diplay the DP (Display Picture) of the person whom you are calling. On the screen you will have a phone icon in red color. Tapping on it will end the call.

The other other options available are: Mute, Voice Message, and Loud speaker options.

Receiving a Whatsapp Call on Android Phone

When you receive a call, the phone screen will display the current display picture of the person. Along with that, you will have the option to accept the call, decline the call, decline the call with short message.

While receiving the call, when you swipe the green phone icon towards the right side, the call will be answered. When you swipe the red phone icon towards the left side, the call will be declined. If you tap on the message icon, the call will be disconnected with a message chosen from the template.

Whatsapp Calling on iPhone

Placing a WhatsApp Call

The whatsapp for iPhone comes with the inbuilt calling feature. You need to have iOS 7 and later to use whatsapp calling feature. Whatsapp calling feature is not available on the apples models iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE.

To make a call to someone, you need to open the chat window of the particular contact. On the top of the screen, there will be a phone button. You need to tap on it. It will display two options.

  1. Audio Call
  2. Video Call

Disconnecting the Whatsapp Call

While you are on a call, the screen will diplay the DP (Display Picture) of the person whom you are calling. On the screen you will have a phone icon in red color. Tapping on it will end the call.

The other other options available are: Mute, Voice Message, and Loud speaker options.

Receiving a Whatsapp Call on iPhone

While receiving the call, when you swipe the green phone icon towards the right side, the call will be answered. When you swipe the red phone icon towards the left side, the call will be declined. If you tap on the message icon, the call will be disconnected with a message chosen from the template.

Receiving a Whatsapp call on your iPhone varies based on the scenario.

If the whatsapp is closed, you can customize your settings to give you an alert, get a banner display, and no action.

You need to go to iPhone Settings > Notifications > WhatsApp to change your whatsapp incoming call preference.

Alerts: When alerts is enabled, you will receive a notification on the top of the screen. You can accept or decline the call by closing it.

Banner: In this option, a banner will be displayed during incoming call. You can choose to answer or take no action to ignore the call. You can set a reminder for you by opending the whatsapp from the display banner.

None: When none is chosen, there will be no notification while receiving incoming calls when whatsapp is closed. You will be able to view the calls only when you are online.

When you receive a call, the phone screen will display the current display picture of the person. Along with that, you will have the option to accept the call, decline the call, decline the call with short message.

Whatsapp Calling on Windows Phone

Placing a WhatsApp Call

The whatsapp for windows comes with the calling feature. WhatsApp Voice Calling is available on Windows Phone 8.0 and later. To make a call to someone, you need to open the chat window of the particular contact. On the top of the screen, there will be a phone button. You need to tap on it. It will display two options.

  1. Audio Call
  2. Video Call

Disconnecting the Whatsapp Call

While you are on a call, the screen will diplay the DP (Display Picture) of the person whom you are calling. On the screen you will have a phone icon in red color. Tapping on it will end the call.

The other other options available are: Mute, Voice Message, and Loud speaker options.

Receiving a Whatsapp Call on Windows Phone

When you receive a call on your phone, the phone screen will display the current display picture of the person. Along with that, you will have the option to accept the call, decline the call, decline the call with short message.

Whatsapp Calling on Windows Phone

Placing a WhatsApp Call

The whatsapp for windows comes with the calling feature. WhatsApp Voice Calling is available on Windows Phone 8.0 and later. To make a call to someone, you need to open the chat window of the particular contact. On the top of the screen, there will be a phone button. You need to tap on it. It will display two options.

  1. Audio Call
  2. Video Call

Disconnecting the Whatsapp Call

While you are on a call, the screen will diplay the DP (Display Picture) of the person whom you are calling. On the screen you will have a phone icon in red color. Tapping on it will end the call.

The other other options available are: Mute, Voice Message, and Loud speaker options.

Receiving a Whatsapp Call on Blackberry 10 Mobile

When you receive a call on your Blackberry 10 Mobile, the phone screen will display the current display picture of the person. Along with that, you will have the option to accept the call, decline the call, decline the call with short message.

Conclusion on Making Phone Call Via Whatsapp

I hope the information and the setps provided on making phone call via whatsapp on your android phone, iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry 10 has helped you to some extent.

If you have any queries or doubts, please feel free to give your comments in the comment section below. We value your opinion and will be sure to add your suggestion as a part of our blog post.

Amudhakumar is a passionate blogger and writes for Appnol.com. He graduated from Sainik school and holds a Bachler’s Degree in computer science. Holds 6 years of experience in leading MNC’s like Accenture, CSS Corp, and Amazon India.

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