Virtual meetings via WhatsApp step by step

Video calls have been with us for a long time. They became more popular with the pandemic, as they were the way in which work teams kept in touch, as well as family and friends. Among the most used services are Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Viva Topics, and now there are virtual meetings via WhatsApp

Users of this service can join calls through a link with just one touch. Thanks to this feature, it is possible to plan a meeting or video call without falling into the invasiveness of making a spontaneous call suddenly.

This option gives users the opportunity to choose in a quieter way whether they want to join virtual meetings or not. It is a simple but effective function.

How to create virtual meetings via WhatsApp

If you want to use this feature, you should know that creating call links for virtual meetings via WhatsApp is very simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the app and locate the ‘Calls’ tab.
  2. At the top of the screen you will see the option ‘Create call link’; tap on it.
  3. Select the type of call: video or audio.
  4. Choose how to share the link. You have three options: send it via WhatsApp, copy it or share it via other apps such as Instagram, Gmail, Twitter, etc. 
  5. Done! You have now created your meeting.

Please note that WhatsApp call links do not have privacy settings. Therefore, anyone who has it will be able to join the meeting by simply clicking on the link. 

You will see a welcome screen with a camera preview, the link owner and two buttons: join or leave.

Surveys, the other novelty in WhatsApp

Virtual meetings via WhatsApp are not the only new feature that users can enjoy. Recently, the service has released one of the features that users had been asking for the most: polls. 

Users can share them in an individual conversation, as well as in groups. The limit of answer options is 12 and the votes are updated in real time. 

However, it should be noted that they are not anonymous, so everyone can see the votes of each of the participants. Another consideration is that, to send a poll in a group, it is necessary to be a group administrator. 

WhatsApp hyped this new feature as a fun and effective way to make decisions in a group. In fact, on Twitter, some users have called polls in the app “the salvation to discussions”. But beyond this, it can actually be a very useful tool for choosing, for example, a meeting date and time.

How to create polls in WhatsApp

To use this feature, you must:

  • Open a chat and click on the share symbol, that appears next to the camera in the space where you write messages.
  • Once the options are displayed, you will see among them the Survey option; select it.
  • Once this is done, you will have to write your question, it can only be one question. 
  • In ‘Options’, you must write the answers. 

That’s it! That’s how easy it is to create your survey. All you have to do is select ‘Send’ and it will be sent to the recipients you selected. This function can also be used in WhatsApp Web.

If you are part of the millions of people who use WhatsApp, you already know that you have these options available to make the most of this service. If you also want to be informed about other news in the mobile world, we invite you to visit our blog. In Movical you will find everything you want to know about cell phones, applications, brands and more.