Remember when we checked the call time on our phone screens during calls? To prevent additional fees, we used to end the call just before it switched to the next minute. However, if it had already changed to a new one, we would again start talking, waiting for the following minute. Yes, gone are the days when calling used to be difficult and, let’s not forget, costly.
These days, calling family has never been easier, thanks to the popularity of instant messaging apps like WhatsApp. You only need a reliable internet connection to greet your favorite niece who lives far from you with a happy birthday.
There are no additional fees for voice or video calls. Oh, and remember that both of you must have WhatsApp installed.
Many wonder if they are on a WhatsApp call and another person calls them on WhatsApp, what status will they get? If you’re also keen to know the answer, we’re diving into the blog, so keep reading.
If I’m on Whatsapp Call and Another Person Calls Me on Whatsapp, What Status Will They Get?
According to the WhatsApp Help Center, if someone calls you on WhatsApp while you’re currently on a voice or video call, they’ll get a message stating you’re on another call with a busy tone. You can choose to either answer or decline the call. This won’t interrupt your existing call.
In fact, when someone calls you on WhatsApp, you have two options. You may now proceed with the End & Accept option, which requires you to hang up the call you are on right now and answer the incoming call. You can also Decline the incoming call and remain on the current one. The choice is yours!
Now that you know that, let me walk you through calling someone on WhatsApp. Join us as we go over the steps below if you wish to learn them.
Here’s how you call someone on WhatsApp:
Step 1: Launch the WhatsApp Messenger app on your phone.
Step 2: Once there, you’ll see the chat interface.
You must navigate to the target person’s chat you want to call. To do so, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen or scroll down to find them.
Step 3: Tap on their display name to enter their chat once you have found them.
Step 4: Do you see the Camera icon for video calls and the dialer icon for audio calls next to their names at the top of the chat? Click on your preferred call type.
You’ve successfully placed your call using WhatsApp. You now need to check if the call status indicates a ringing or calling message or a busy tone.
You are already aware of the meaning of a busy tone. A calling message indicates that they may not be online or that their internet is unstable. If the call status changes from calling to ringing, the caller may be online and receive your call.
How to know if someone is on another call on WhatsApp?
Have you ever called someone on WhatsApp and got disappointed when they didn’t answer? If the situation is that dire and you’re desperate, consider giving them a normal call instead.
Nevertheless, a regular call may not always be an option for many of us, so we turn to WhatsApp calls instead. Maybe we’re using wifi to make phone calls because we don’t have enough credit to make calls, or maybe we want to make video calls.
For whatever reason, we’ll let you know about some additional options if you truly want to find out whether someone is taking another call on WhatsApp. The best clue is, of course, to contact them and hear that busy tone.
However, it’s OK that not every person wants to take that step. So, let’s review each of the other approaches individually.
Method 1: Check their active status on WhatsApp
How frequently do you look up someone on WhatsApp to see whether they are active before calling them? Now is the perfect moment to pick up the method if you don’t do it frequently. You can determine if they will answer the phone by checking their active status.