Got a WhatsApp video calling invite link? Beware it’s probably a spam!

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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.

Ankita Ashesh

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Dilip
Dilip
4 years ago

What if someone has already clicked on such a link? Whats your recommendation?

laxman vaishnav
laxman vaishnav
4 years ago
Reply to  Ankita Ashesh

Nice service

ashok
ashok
4 years ago

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

Latha Sabikhi
Latha Sabikhi
4 years ago

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

Savio
Savio
4 years ago

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

Dinesh Koli
Dinesh Koli
4 years ago
Reply to  Ankita Ashesh

Hi Ankita

You are correct..

Jay Vora
Jay Vora
4 years ago
Reply to  Ankita Ashesh

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.

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago
Reply to  Jay Vora

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 https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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vinod kumar
vinod kumar
4 years ago

This is the good for communicating to each other

b
b
4 years ago

good

Shyam
Shyam
4 years ago

Wat about them who has already clicked onto the links

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago
Reply to  Shyam

Hi Shyam,

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

Regards,

Jiarul Haque
Jiarul Haque
4 years ago

Thanks for your service.

Trilochan
Trilochan
4 years ago

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

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago
Reply to  Trilochan

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 https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Regards,

prasant kumarbhyuan
prasant kumarbhyuan
4 years ago

thanks for communicate

laxman vaishnav
laxman vaishnav
4 years ago

Nice app mobile totally secure

Sourabh Lilhare
Sourabh Lilhare
4 years ago

Thanks

Tripti Mohatta
Tripti Mohatta
4 years ago

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.

Laxminarayan Patnaik
Laxminarayan Patnaik
4 years ago

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.

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago

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 https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Regards,

GHULAM RASOOL
GHULAM RASOOL
3 years ago

Excellent

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