How to make group calls and videocalls with WhatsApp

There are two ways to make a group call or video call on WhatsApp: either by calling contacts who are part of a group or by calling a single contact and adding more participants later.

How to make group calls to contacts who are in a group

If we want to call different contacts that are in a group we have to first open WhatsApp and select a group that we are part of:

Selecting a group in WhatsAppSelecting a group in WhatsApp

Then, tap on the call icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

Button to make group callsButton to make group calls

Now, select the contacts to call and press either the phone or the camera button:

Selecting the participants and the type of callSelecting the participants and the type of call

By tapping on the phone, we will see this on the screen, since it is a voice call and we will not see the participants:

Voice call with members of a groupVoice call with members of a group

However, if we tap on the camera, this is what we will see on the screen until the participants accept the communication:

Video call connection to members of a groupVideo call connection to members of a group

And this is what we will see once they have accepted it:

Connected video call with members of a groupConnected video call with members of a group

If we want to end the call, it is as simple as touching the screen and tapping on the red button that will appear.

How to make group calls by adding participants

This method is slightly different from the previous one since we first call a single contact. To do this, we first click on a contact we want to call from the main WhatsApp screen:

Selecting a contact to callSelecting a contact to call

As in the previous case, during the conversation, we tap on the phone or camera button:

Buttons to call an individual contactButtons to call an individual contact

Tapping on the phone button will start a voice conversation, and you can add more participants by tapping on the button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

Button to add more participants to the callButton to add more participants to the call

Then, search for the contact you want to communicate with and tap on it:

Selecting a new participantSelecting a new participant

WhatsApp will ask for confirmation to add the new participant, so tap on Add:

Confirmation of the new participantConfirmation of the new participant

And the contact will automatically be added to the conversation:

New participant in a voice callNew participant in a voice call

By tapping the button on the camera, we will initiate a video call, and the contact we call must accept it first:

Calling an individual contactCalling an individual contact

Once this is done, we tap on the screen to display the conversation buttons and then the button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

Add new participant to a video callAdd new participant to a video call

Again we will have to search and tap on the contact (or contacts) that we are interested in, to be automatically added to the conversation:

New participant addedNew participant added

As you can see, it is easy and simple just follow the steps listed above.