How Can I Change My WhatsApp Video Call Camera?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to change the camera used for video calls on WhatsApp. By default, WhatsApp uses the front camera of your device during video calls. However, in some cases, you may want to switch to the back camera or an external camera for a better video call experience.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and Start a Video Call
To change the camera during a WhatsApp video call, you first need to start a video call with someone. Open WhatsApp and select the person you want to make a video call with. Tap on the video button to initiate the call.

Note: Make sure both you and the person you are calling have a good internet connection.

Step 2: Switch Camera
Once the video call is connected, you will see your own video feed as well as that of the other person on your screen. To switch between cameras, tap on the screen once to reveal options such as mute audio, turn off camera, and more.

Tap on these options until you see an icon that looks like two arrows pointing in opposite directions. Tap this icon to switch between front and back cameras.

Using an External Camera

If you have an external camera connected to your device (such as a webcam), you can use it during a WhatsApp video call.

Step 1: Connect Your External Camera
Connect your external camera to your device using USB or Bluetooth.

Step 2: Grant Permission
When using an external camera for WhatsApp video calls for the first time, you may need to grant permission for it to access your device’s camera and microphone.

Step 3: Change Camera During Video Call
Once your external camera is connected and permissions are granted, follow Step 2 above to switch between cameras during a WhatsApp video call.

Note: Make sure your external camera is compatible with your device and WhatsApp.


In this tutorial, we learned how to change the camera during a WhatsApp video call. We also learned how to use an external camera for WhatsApp video calls. By following these simple steps, you can improve your video call experience on WhatsApp and stay connected with your friends and family.