Enable Whatsapp calling in U.A.E. or in your country, if its banned.

Written by Varun Nathani

Its been long, since Whatsapp launched the Voice calling feature on its official app, but still there are many people, who aren’t able to use it, as its not launched globally yet or may be banned by your Telecom Authority. If such is the case with you, you can try the below method.

This post is for all those struggling to make a call via Whatsapp in U.A.E. Yes the Telecom Authority in U.A.E has banned Whatsapp calling in the region. Not only whatsapp but IMO also doesn’t work here. Techplayce got it’s hands on to find a solution for it. And here we are :

How to enable whatsapp calling:

  1. Download Betternet  from Google Playstore.

  2. There is no registration, no fee for signing.

  3. Open the app and click on connect.

connect to betternet disconnect

  1. Once the it’s connected you can enjoy your free calling feature.

Before betternet.


P.S: There are various other VPN application available but we found Betternet best among all.

Download from Playstore: Betternet

If Betternet is not working for you, you can try any other VPN App like Orbot. Any other VPN application will also work for you.

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  • I am from Gujarat, India. Government has banned whatsapp in Gujarat state for a few days. I am using whatsapp on my laptop using bluestacks. Can you tell me how can I bypass the limitation forced by authorities? Betternet is not working. I can not create a VPN.

  • What I’ve noticed is that if your whatsapp account was created using a phone number outside UAE for eg: India (or other country without TRA restrictions) then It works via betternet.

  • If have UAE number
    where ever you are u cannot call by whats app better net is working in UAe for whats app call only when you have whatsapp number other then UAE then better net works

  • Even Betternet has now stopped working in UAE now. WhatsApp calling is completely blocked in UAE and now Betternet VPN has also been blocked. No options now to connect IMO or WhatsApp calling.

  • Thank you so much for this!
    Visiting Morocco and they just recently blocked VoIP calls and it’s been a huge hassle.
    so I downloaded betternet and so far whatsapp calls are working great 🙂

  • What is wrong with these Muslims and their propaganda? They are much worse than Socialist China.Nobody will come to your place when you run out of oil. You better enjoy while you have a chance…

  • I am currently located in Qatar and call regularly to India via whatsapp, but since Last couple of week I am encountering problem with whatsapp calling. Once the call is connected, after few seconds it shows re-connecting and never connects. Is their any solution for this issue.

    • Hi atul, this is mainly due to poor internet connectivity from one end! if its your end , then the person at other end is having issues with the internet. Only this is the currently known issue for your problem. Hoping the answer was helpful.

      • Hi Chirag,

        Thanks for your reply.
        Simultaneously I had raised this issue what whatsapp directely and received the following feed back. As per their advise, my phone power saving mode was enabled. Now I have disabled it and I am again able to make whatsapp calls. Below QUOTE -UNQUOTE advise received from Whats app team. Hope this information will be useful for other users.


        ##- WhatsApp Support -##
        Thanks for your message.
        When experiencing issues with WhatsApp calls, please try connecting to a different network (such as Wi-Fi connection instead of mobile data, or vice versa). Your current network might not be properly configured for UDP (User Datagram Protocol) which may prevent WhatsApp Calling from functioning properly.
        If you are unable to make or receive WhatsApp calls after connecting to your Wi-Fi connection, make sure your router’s security settings and firewall configuration are not blocking certain types of connections in order for WhatsApp Calling to function properly.
        If you have any additional questions regarding UDP or Firewall settings, please contact your service provider or network administrator for additional information.
        Additionally, your battery saver and bluetooth connection may also cause issues with WhatsApp calls. If your battery saver is turned on or bluetooth is connected, please try disabling them and let us know if the issue still persists.
        WhatsApp Support Team


  • If whats app is registered using any UAE based number then even VPN will not work, In order to enjoy whats app calling In uae, the only option is that Uninstall your whats app , Install it again and regiester it using any country number where whats app calling is not banned, like india , Pakistan, Bangladesh etc

  • Bro……!!!
    iam from india and currently working in Saudi Arabia
    and iam also unable to use whatsapp calling feature.
    iam using India number in whatsapp.
    Will you please help me????

  • im from india..i bought a mobile from uae nd using over here…im facing many issues regarding whatsapp calling..i can hear others voice but they cant get my voice..plz help me to get rid of this problem..waiting for reply

  • Hey guys…i was callibg my friend through IMO who is in saudi…since yesterday it stop to work..its just going there anyone can help me??

  • there is one vpn its free and fast speed even u can surf any website but the thing is dont wana share as it become famous authorities will ban it .. as it happened for better net and other so try to find !! **tip it is having green icon and its best no speed limit no ads ! calling or any other features u can use ..its working on social data plan also ! so good luck

  • i am living in UAE as of now but my whats app number is from UK but there is no luck though.
    i tried all the vpns mentioned. but none of them worked.
    i also think its with the recent android 7.0 upgrade….
    coz lot of apps are not functioning
    how ever is there any app that works on 7.0 in UAE

  • Thanks for the betternet solution for WhatsApp voice calls. It works great in Qatar with my account registered on a Turkish phone number.

  • I need to close my betternet connection.

    But I don’t how to do it. Kindly help me in closing my betternet account

    As I just tried it, to help my friend in Bahrain

  • Am living in Sharjah , till Feb 10th I could call with WhatsApp and imo with the help of VPN, but suddenly it is stoped, now I can’t call when VPN is on even messages are not sending or receiving when VPN is on, but if it is off then I can call with imo and WhatsApp but it is breaking. I have one indian sim with the mobile, now I put UAE sim on that after that only it happed.. help me if u can

  • hi i m staying in uae and i m usding etisalat home connection and that netwrok also not allow to connect any vpn also so we are not able to make video call from whatsup and same du network is working all vpn any help how to make video call from etisalat netwrok

  • Whatsapp app is used for social and casual interactions. But for business video calling and conferences, apps like webex, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, R-HUB HD video conferencing servers etc. are widely used by businesses gobally. They work well.

  • Hi Everyone,

    if you wanna VDO call on whats app. Once you try Web Secure VPN nowadays it is working in UAE.

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