WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most used mobile messaging app in the world. With millions of active users, the truth is that although it is not the most complete communication tool, it perfectly fulfills its function.
Now, WhatsApp is much more than a mere app with which to communicate in writing since it also allows making video calls with other users, as long as we are connected to a Wi-Fi network or with our data rate.
Problems when using WhatsApp video calls
Of course, not everything in this life is perfect and more so if we talk about technology. Despite the fact that WhatsApp video calls work really well and allow us to have a conversation with our contacts without any inconvenience, at any time a problem can arise and prevent us from enjoying a good video call.
The most frequent problems when making a video call on WhatsApp? Connection problems, micro cuts, lack of quality in the image or sound and even poor performance of our device among others.
Fortunately all these problems can be solved quite easily And it is that with these tips or tricks that we provide below, your video calls will always have the highest possible quality.
The best tricks to improve the quality of video calls on WhatsApp
Something as simple as wearing a headset can increase the quality of a video call exponentially. It doesn’t matter if they are wired or wireless, the question is to use them.
Why? With headphones, not only are we going to hear our interlocutors better, but they will surely also hear us with better clarity. Furthermore, if we use noise canceling headphones the quality will be even better.
Check the quality of the internet connection
Whether we are using a Wi-Fi network or we are making use of our data rate, for a video call on WhatsApp to work well we have to check that the quality of the connection is indeed optimal.
In the case of using Wi-Fi, the problems come first when other users are using it. Therefore we advise against using public networks for this very reason –And also for security reasons–.
Second, another problem arises with our home connection, more specifically if someone is consuming the bandwidth either watching series or movies on Netflix and even playing on the computer or consoles such as PlayStation 4 and their online games.
Therefore, before throwing your hands to your head and throwing your phone on the ground, check the quality of the internet connection and that there is no interference. If you are using 4G data, confirm that nothing is being downloaded in the background and that the coverage is optimal.
Choose the best place to make the video call
Honestly choosing a good place to make video calls helps a lot. It is not the same to do it in the quiet of your room than in a cafeteria full of people and bustle. Nor is it the same to make it against the light than with the curtains covering the direct sun.
On the other hand, it is also important to choose a good, neat and clean background. We do not want our contacts to see our house or messy room. And finally it is always preferable to have a white background behind like a wall for better image quality.
Keep the front camera of your smartphone clean
One of the main reasons why the image looks bad is because we have not cleaned the front camera of our smartphone for years.
This problem is quite simple to solve and what we are going to advise should be done before starting any application. You just have to take a cloth or a disposable tissue and clean the lens carefully to avoid scratching it.
Finally, close open sessions and apps in the background
Nobody wants to be making a video call and receiving notifications every two minutes. Therefore, if you have sessions started in applications, it is better to close them as well as any other app in the background that may disturb the conversation, especially if this is going to be long.
On the other hand, by doing this we are also going to make the performance of the smartphone something better and something much more important. As the mobile phone is running fewer applications at the same time, we are going to cause less “stress” and therefore the battery will last us much longer.
These are really simple tips to carry out and that will allow you to our WhatsApp video calls never fail.