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Got a WhatsApp video calling invite link? Beware it’s probably a spam!
November 17, 2016

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Earlier this week, WhatsApp launched its video calling feature and the update is being rolled out to Android, Windows and iPhone users over the next few days. This update will allow users to make video calls to their contacts much similar to Skype and FaceTime. Shortly after the news of this update was out, a link has been circulating on WhatsApp which claims to be an invitation to enable the new feature. But be careful, this link is a spam to woo gullible users to click on the link.

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Once you click on this link you may end up giving hackers unwanted access to your phone’s data, personal information and even putting your financial information at risk. You should stay clear of clicking on these dubious links as it is being widely circulated on WhatsApp.

The chances are that once you click on these kind of links you are directed to a website with malware and advertisements. This can put you at risk in multiple ways, one of them being phishing, where you may find the landing page of the link to be a legitimate website; it will ask you to fill personal information which will eventually be shared with hackers.

If you’re still curious how to get the video calling feature on WhatsApp, let us tell you that good things come to those who wait. Since the new feature is being gradually rolled out to all users you’re likely to get it sooner. If you haven’t opted for automatic updates on your smartphone, you can check if you’ve received the update by going to Play Store for Android users and App Store for iOS users. Once the application is updated you will be able to use the voice calling feature.

Until then, we urge you to beware of such malicious messages and if you do get one, make sure you inform the person sharing it that it’s a hoax. Do not encourage the spread of such messages. Share this article with your family and friends to inform them about this hoax being floated around on WhatsApp.

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Ankita Ashesh
About Ankita Ashesh
Ankita is an Enterprise Communications Strategist at Quick Heal. She is interested in everything to do with the Internet and is always scouting for new ways to tell...
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  1. What if someone has already clicked on such a link? Whats your recommendation?

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  2. What is the way out if by mistake one has clicked the link ?

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  3. Latha SabikhiNovember 22, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    What if one has already clicked on the Whatsapp video call invite link?

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  4. What about those who have already clicked the link for Video calling…
    What should they do??
    Change the password of the shared email Id??

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    • Ankita Ashesh Ankita AsheshNovember 22, 2016 at 12:01 PM

      Hi Savio,

      If you have an antivirus already installed on your phone, you can run a scan of your device. If you don’t have one you can download it. Here’s the link to Quick Heal antivirus app: http://bit.ly/1DrBB6v. It is advisable to change your password periodically so if you feel your email address has been compromised or at risk you must change your password immediately.

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      • Hi Ankita

        You are correct..

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      • my device hangs when i use internet specially in bluestacks clash of clan and clash royal would be they are sending virusand quickheal is stopping it through hanging or another virus is there in my system deeply? please reply with e-mail because i am not using this website much.Thanks.

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        • Rajib Singha Rajib SinghaDecember 1, 2016 at 5:02 PM

          Hi Jay,

          Thank you for writing in. Our support engineers would gladly help you with this issue. Please call us on our toll-free no. 1800-121-7377 or visit http://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at http://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

          Regards,

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  5. This is the good for communicating to each other

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  6. Wat about them who has already clicked onto the links

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    • Rajib Singha Rajib SinghaDecember 1, 2016 at 5:04 PM

      Hi Shyam,

      We’d suggest you to scan your system with an antivirus software to ensure it hasn’t been infected.

      Regards,

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  7. Thanks for your service.

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  8. My Quick heal is not update in my system,
    Please help me about this problems

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    • Rajib Singha Rajib SinghaDecember 1, 2016 at 5:03 PM

      Hi Trilochan,

      Thank you for writing in. Our support engineers would gladly help you with this issue. Please call us on our toll-free no. 1800-121-7377 or visit http://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at http://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

      Regards,

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  9. prasant kumarbhyuanNovember 26, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    thanks for communicate

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  10. laxman vaishnavNovember 26, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Nice app mobile totally secure

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  11. Sourabh LilhareNovember 26, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Thanks

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  12. Tripti MohattaNovember 27, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Thank you very much for that very Valuable Article regarding Video Calling on WhatsApp.

    I have Quick Heal on my Mobile as well as my Computer. Please continue sharing such Informative Articlrs, so that our Personal Information is well Protected.

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  13. Laxminarayan PatnaikDecember 23, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Madam , Till date I experienced good service from QuickHeal & safely managing my smart phones. I am fed up with certain providers who repeatedly show the installation ad inspite of your advise not to install. We would be helpful if the warning message shown at the beginning & installation being controlled by you. Please inform me how to avoid such unwanted advertisements ? Thanks.

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    • Hi Laxminarayan,

      Thank you for writing in. Our support engineers would gladly help you with this issue. Please call us on our toll-free no. 1800-121-7377 or visit http://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at http://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

      Regards,

      Reply
  14. GHULAM RASOOLFebruary 25, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    Excellent

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