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WhatsApp does not have a built-in feature that allows users to record video calls directly within the app, due to privacy and security reasons. The platform is known for its end-to-end encryption, which ensures that only the communicating users can see or hear the call, making it a secure choice for private conversations.

However, it’s important to note that on most smartphones and computers, it’s technically possible for a user to record their screen using third-party software or built-in OS features. This means that while WhatsApp doesn’t provide the means to record a call, a participant could use external tools to record the video and audio of a call without the other party’s knowledge.


  1. Legal Implications: In many jurisdictions, recording a conversation without the consent of all participants is illegal. Always understand and adhere to the laws related to recording communications in your area.
  2. Privacy Concerns: Ethically, it’s important to respect the privacy and consent of all parties in a conversation. If you need to record a call, it’s best practice to inform all participants and obtain their consent first.
  3. Security: Be cautious when downloading and using third-party apps for recording, as they may pose security risks or violate the terms of service of the app you’re using.
  4. Quality: The quality of a third-party recording might not be optimal, as it could include any on-screen notifications, and the audio might be affected by ambient noise.

While WhatsApp itself doesn’t support recording video calls, it’s technically possible with external tools.

However, users should consider the legal, ethical, and security implications before doing so. For situations where recording is necessary and legal, it’s best to use a platform that provides built-in recording features and to always obtain the consent of all involved parties.

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