How to make WhatsApp video and audio calls on Mac

Written By Ankur Reviewed By How-to Mac 3 Min Read

WhatsApp finally adds video and voice calling features to the Mac app in its latest update. Now, you can call friends, family, and colleagues using the WhatsApp app on your Mac which was earlier limited to its mobile app. Let me quickly show you how to make WhatsApp video and audio calls on the Mac.

What you need to make WhatsApp calls on Mac

  • Update the WhatsApp app. For this, open the Mac App Store and click Updates. You may also download the latest version from the official website or learn how to update Mac apps that are not downloaded from the App Store.Update WhatsApp app on Mac
  • Your Mac must be running macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later. If not, please update your Mac from System Preferences or the App Store.
  • If your Mac does not have a microphone or camera, consider getting one.

Important points to know while WhatsApp calling on Mac

  • As of now, you can not make group WhatsApp calls from Mac.
  • You need the macOS WhatsApp app. Calling is not available in the web version of WhatsApp.
  • Your phone must have an internet connection for WhatsApp video and voice calls to work on Mac.
  • All WhatsApp calls made even from your Mac are end-to-end encrypted.

How to make WhatsApp video and voice call on your Mac

  1. Launch the updated WhatsApp app on Mac. Make sure you are logged in.
  2. Click a contact to open their conversation.
  3. Click the camcorder or phone icon to make a video or audio call.How to make a WhatsApp video or audio call from Mac Important: Allow WhatsApp to access the microphone and camera when you see a popup.Allow WhatsApp to access Mac microphone and camera

WhatsApp call controls on Mac

When you make an audio WhatsApp call, you will see the call window at the top right. From here:

  • To end the call: Click the red button.
  • To mute: Click the microphone button.WhatsApp call controls on Mac
  • Choose input and output: Click three dots to change the camera, microphone, or audio output.Choose input and output for WhatsApp
  • Switch from the voice to video call: Click the camera icon. The other person will see a video call request on their screen. Once they accept, the audio call will turn to a video call.Switch to video call from voice call

I hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions or thoughts, share them in the comment section below.

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By Ankur Staff Writer
I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.
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