Making a call in WhatsApp


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Making calls in WhatsApp

A mobile phone screen showing two people video chatting

What's coming up

Now that you have a WhatsApp contacts list, you're ready to call people on it. In this activity, we're going to look at how you do that.

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A list of contacts in the WhatsApp app with the video camera symbols highlighted on the right of the screen

Making a video call with WhatsApp

To make a WhatsApp video call from a smartphone, first tap on the name of the contact you want call.

Then, tap the video camera symbol to start the video call.

Answering a call

The other person's device will start ringing, and they should tap the green call button on their phone to answer your call.

A smartphone with the notification that someone is calling with a green and red call button as options
A sample WhatsApp call between two people on a smartphone

What it looks like

Once the call is answered, the person you're calling will appear in full screen on your smartphone, and you will appear full screen on theirs.

A small box on your screen will let you see what you look like to the other person.

Ending a call

You can video call as long as you like. When the call is over, tap the red hang up button to end the call.

A sample WhatsApp call between two people on a smartphone highlighting the red hang up button at the bottom of the screen

Marion makes a call with WhatsApp

Let’s watch Marion make a call using WhatsApp.

On the next slide is a practice that includes some steps to try yourself. Select the Continue button
below to begin and then follow the instructions on the right hand side of the screen.

Marion makes a call with WhatsApp

Marion makes a call with WhatsApp

This is an interactive activity that allows learners to watch someone using WhatsApp in a simulation. This activity has no sound track and is made up of a number of images and text instructions with opportunities for the user to enter text or click on links as part of the exercise.

This is to encourage confidence using the internet by practising a simple exercise in a simulated environment.

If a mistake is made during this exercise, there will be a prompt to ask you to try it again. If another mistake is made, the video will show you how to complete that section of the exercise.

Two children saying hi to their mum over the internet


Well done, you've finished the Making a call in WhatsApp activity.

You've learnt that, just like Skype, making and ending calls in WhatsApp can be easy. It's a lot like making a phone call: just select the person you want to call and tap on the call button.

Next up, if you have registered and are logged into the Be Connected website, you'll now be able to take a short quiz to finish this course. If you're not registered, you are now at the end of the course.