How to use WhatsApp to make a free international call
No more outrageous internet costs.
If you wanted to make an international phone call twenty years ago, you had to use a landline phone and spend a lot of money to do it.
Those days are now gone, thanks to the internet.
You may now make international calls for the cost of the internet data used by messaging applications like WhatsApp.
Here’s how you use WhatsApp to make a free international call and save internet usage while doing so.
Select the contact you wish to call to make a WhatsApp call. Then, in the top right-hand corner of the screen, select either the phone or video symbol. You may be asked to give WhatsApp permission to use your camera and microphone.
Go to the contact you want to call in the WhatsApp mobile app to make a call.
You’ll see phone and video icons in the upper right-hand corner.
Select the one you wish to use by tapping on it.
If you’re making a video call for the first time, your phone will ask for permission to access and utilize your camera and microphone.
The phone will then begin to ring. By touching the video and audio symbols, you may switch between audio and video calling at any moment.
You may also use the microphone icon to silence yourself.
To begin, it’s important to note that this is for the desktop app, not the online app.
There is no call functionality in WhatsApp Web.
Go to the contact you wish to call on the desktop app.
The phone and video icons are located in the upper right-hand corner.
Select the one you wish to use by clicking on it.
If you’re utilizing the call feature for the first time, your computer will ask for permission to use your camera and microphone.
It will begin to ring after you click either the phone or video icon.
You may simply switch to a video call by selecting the video symbol on the far left, even if you choose the phone icon. You can mute yourself by pressing the microphone button.
At the moment, WhatsApp Web does not support phone or video calls.
If the person you’re calling is already in your contact list on your phone, they’ll appear on WhatsApp as well.
Yes. Obviously, WhatsApp needs the country’s dialing code in order to determine the origin of the person you’re contacting. You may search up the country code here if you don’t know it. Note that you must insert a + instead of a 0 at the beginning of the dialing code. Holding down the 0 key on a mobile device will achieve this.
WhatsApp calls are completely free. The amount of data removed from your monthly internet data plan is the only true “cost.” This is not an issue if you have an unlimited data plan.
On the mobile app, go to Settings—>Storage and Data.
Toggle the option Use Less Data for Calls.
This will lower the amount of data taken from your internet plan when you make WhatsApp phone calls.
However, the downside is that the call quality may suffer slightly.
The recipient does not pay a fee to accept the call, unlike regular calls.
To call and receive a call using WhatsApp, however, both parties must pay data rates.
It’s crucial to know which network you used for the WhatsApp call so you don’t get caught off guard when you receive the bill.