How to make phone calls and video calls in WhatsApp by using the Google Assistant

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Since a few months ago WhatsApp and Google Assistant are making more and better friends. There is some integration between the two, which allows us to perform certain actions in the application messaging via the well-known wizard. In fact, we have already shown above how to send messages using the wizard, which can be of great utility.

We can also use it to make calls. This integration is a reality since September, and since then we can use Google Assistant to make calls or video calls in WhatsApp. A feature of great utility when we can’t touch the screen of the phone, as when we are driving.

Make calls and video calls on WhatsApp with Google Assistant

How to make phone calls and video calls in WhatsApp by using the Google Assistant 1

The use of this function does not present complications, although the it is important to use the appropriate commands. Because, as you may have experienced on occasion, the Google Assistant will not always understand at first what you want to do. In this type of command, it is important to be direct and not bother too much when we have to ask you something. The order of the words can have influence in many cases.

It is best that you say something like “OK Google, make a call, WhatsApp (name contact” or “OK Google, make a vídeollamada on WhatsApp to (contact name) or Call (name of contact) for WhatsApp video. Any of these commands will allow us to make use of this function normal, without need to repeat this command several times. The steps are the following, thus:

  1. Open Google Assistant on your phone.
  2. Use the command in question (as we have shown above).
  3. Di clearly both WhatsApp as the name of the person in that command.
  4. If you have multiple people with that name, choose what to call.
  5. Expected to run the call.
  6. Talk with that person.

This function can be of great utility when you are driving or not you can hold the phone. Thanks to Google Assistant you can call to your contacts by using the messaging application at all times. An easy to use feature, which shows the integration between the two applications.

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