WhatsApp: how to make calls and video calls from the ‘status’ tab

The instant messaging platform WhatsApp, continues to surprise its more than 5 billion users with each update, because now they have added a new tool or shortcut that will allow you to make calls and video calls from the status tab, how can you activate it? we will explain it below.

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More than a tool, it is a shortcut to make calls and video calls through the status tab, however, it is important to clarify that this function is only available and tested in the beta program of WhatsApp version for mobiles with Android operating system, reported the technological medium WabetaInfo.

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Before teaching you this trick, first we will provide you with the steps to convert the native app to its beta version, don’t worry that it is totally safe, in addition, this way you will access the new tools of WhatsApp before they are officially released.


  • First, enter here from your Android mobile and click on ‘Become a verifier’.
  • Then, click on ‘You can download it on Google Play’.
  • The Play Store will open for you to download WhatsApp Beta.
  • If you already have the trial version installed, you will only have to update it.


  • When you have converted the app into its beta version, open WhatsApp and go to the ‘states’ tab.
  • Click on any history of your contacts and touch the three vertical dots that are located in the upper right corner.
  • 4 options will be displayed, which have always been: ‘Mute’ and ‘View Contact’, and two others that are new: ‘Voice call’ and ‘Video call’.
  • Choose anyone and communicate with your friends.

Do you have a problem with WhatsApp? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to their contact email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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