In recent years, WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps globally. It not only allows you to send text messages and images but also make voice and video calls. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to make a video call on WhatsApp using your laptop running Windows 7.
Unfortunately, the WhatsApp desktop app does not have a built-in video call feature. However, you can use the WhatsApp Web application in conjunction with a third-party emulator like BlueStacks to make video calls on your laptop.
Step 1: Install BlueStacks on Your Laptop
BlueStacks is an Android emulator that allows you to run Android apps on your Windows laptop. You can download the BlueStacks installer for Windows 7 from their official website: www.bluestacks.com
Follow the onscreen instructions to install BlueStacks on your laptop. After installation, sign in with your Google account to access the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Install WhatsApp on BlueStacks
Open the Google Play Store within BlueStacks and search for “WhatsApp.” Click on the WhatsApp Messenger app by WhatsApp LLC and press the “Install” button.
After WhatsApp is installed, open the app and sign in with your phone number. You will receive a verification code on your phone. Enter the code in the app to complete the setup process.
Step 3: Make a Video Call on WhatsApp
Now that you have WhatsApp installed on BlueStacks, you can make video calls just like you would on your smartphone. Follow these steps:
- Open the WhatsApp app within BlueStacks.
- Select a contact you want to video call.
- Click on the video call button (a camera icon) at the top right corner of the chat window.
That’s it! Now you can make video calls on WhatsApp using your Windows 7 laptop. Remember that the quality of the video call will depend on your internet connection and the performance of your laptop.
While it is not possible to make video calls directly from the WhatsApp desktop app, using an Android emulator like BlueStacks allows you to achieve similar functionality. By following the steps mentioned above, you can enjoy video calling on WhatsApp even on your Windows 7 laptop.