Valuewalk reports that the video feature on Whatsapp was introduced because sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough, which allows person-to-person video calls.
The latest feature requires you to simply update your App to make your first video call. If your iOS or Android smartphone is not configured to receive automatic updates, simply go to the App Store or Google Play and check for available updates.
After performing the update and you don’t see the video calling option, or showing you an error, you can then download the WhatsApp beta version APK to see if things work any better.
Steps to get WhatsApp video calling feature:
Open Google Play and search for WhatsApp – Open WhatsApp’s Google Play listing – Scroll down towards the bottom of the page – In the section that says Become a beta tester tap on I’M IN – Confirm on the next screen and wait for a few minutes – Come back to WhatsApp listing page on Google Play – You should see an option to Update WhatsApp to beta version.
For iPhone users you may have to wait for WhatsApp video calling to be made available to them.
On how to make a WhatsApp video call:
Open WhatsApp – Go to the Contacts tab – Find and tap the contact you want to initiate a WhatsApp video call with – Tap on the phone icon towards the top of the screen – From the popup choose Video call – That’s it – you’ve just made your first WhatsApp video call!