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How to Make a Conference Call on Android

A conference call is a telephonic call in which a person can talk to 3 (including the calling party) or even more people simultaneously. Conference calls are designed to allow the parties to participate during the call to share and listen to each other in a single call. A conference call can be done either by simple voice conferencing or video conference call.

How to Make a Conference Call on Android

Nowadays, conference calls are important for everyone, including any team, on-site or remote people. Doing conference calls on an Android phone is simple; anyone can do this easily. You can make conference calls by only using the phone itself. To make a conference call, call up the first person and then merge others calls one by one using the merge option.

Prepare yourself before making a conference call:

Before making conference calls on a mobile phone, you should consider these points:

  • The number of people in your call: You should consider using a hosting company or landline service if there are more than 5 people in your conference call. Many telecommunication software allows you to add up to 50 contacts on a single conference call.
  • It is possible to use a landline: The landline services even provide better sound quality and often a more suitable environment to make a conference call, which is important during the formal call. Moreover, there is more software that allows landlines to support large-scale conference calls.

Below we will discuss how to make a conference call on an Android phone.

How to conference call on Android phone

  1. Take your Android phone, click on the Phone icon to open the device's keypad and contacts list.
  2. Input the phone number you wish to call, or go to your contacts list and choose a contact from there. Tap on any contact from the contacts list and tap on the green call icon to call.
    How to Make a Conference Call on Android
  3. Once the person whom you call picks up your call, tap on the “+" symbol with the name to Add call.
    How to Make a Conference Call on Android
  4. Now once again, enter the second person’s number you want to add to your call.
    How to Make a Conference Call on Android
  5. When the second person whom you are calling picks up your call, you will see both calls appear at the top of your phone’s screen. Tap on the “Merge" option to merge both calls into one single conference call. Now you and two other persons will hear and speak to each other in a single phone call.
    How to Make a Conference Call on Android

Now, any of the three callers can repeat steps 2 to 5 to add more contact to the conference call.

To end your conference call, press the red and white phone’s button to hang up on everyone.

However, there are some limitations of making a conference call with more than four people or including people from other countries.

How to make a conference call on an iPhone

Making a conference call on an iPhone is quite simple and similar to an Android phone. The key difference is in the terms and icons they use. The iPhone can support up to five participants in a conference call. Follow the below given steps to conference call on iPhone:

  1. Make a call to the first person you want to speak to.
  2. When the first person peaks your call, press the "+ Add Call,” option and select the second recipient. At that time, the first recipient will automatically be placed on hold while you call connect to the second person.
  3. Press the "Merge Calls” option to connect both lines together.
  4. If you want to add more people to your conference call, repeat steps two and three.
    How to Make a Conference Call on Android

How to add an incoming call to a conference call on iPhone

If you are attending a conference call and at the same time someone calls you, then you can add them with the following steps:

  1. Tap on the Hold & Accept.
  2. Wait for a few seconds to connect the call and then tap on the Merge Call icon.

There is also an option to make a private conversation with any person during your conference call by tapping on "Conference" and then "Private" next to a number you want to talk to. Also, when you wish to reconnect to other persons, tap on "Merge Calls," and you will join the conference call once again.

How to remove someone from a conference call

On iPhone, you will even get a few more key features for conference calls. While you are on a conference call and want to disconnect anyone from your conference call, just press the "Conference” and tap on the info circle. After that, tap on the "End" button next to the phone number to disconnect.

  1. Tap on the info button.
  2. Now, tap on the End button next to the contact you want to remove.
    How to Make a Conference Call on Android

How to make a conference call using a third-party app

There are numerous third-party apps you will find on the Play Store that allows making a conference call on Android. One such app is the RingCentral app using which you can easily make a conference call.

Below we have mentioned the steps to make a conference call on Android using RingCentral app:

Step 1, Download: Download the RingCentral app from Play Store on your Android smartphone. Once the downloading and installation get finished, create a new account or sign in if you have already created it.

Step 2, Select contacts: Select the contacts from your phone directory or enter a number to make a conference call. After that, click on the "+" icon, and you will see an option of "New Conference", from there, you can add contacts to connect in a conference call.

You can also convert your normal ongoing call to a conference call by clicking on the “+ Add” icon to add more contacts to your call.

You will get other useful options by clicking on the "More" option. From there, you can put someone to hold, transfer a call, record a call, etc.

How to Make a Conference Call on Android

Step 3, Add more contacts to the conference call: Now tap on the “+ Add” icon to add more contacts to your ongoing call.

How to Make a Conference Call on Android

Make a Video Conference call on Android using the app (WhatsApp)

Several Android apps allow making a video conference call. One of the widely popular apps is WhatsApp.

Open the WhatsApp app, click on the contact you want to speak with, and make a video call. You will see two icons on the next screen, one with a video camera and another with a phone call, representing video and audio calling, respectively. Tap on the video camera icon, and your call begins.

To involve more people in the same video conference call, click on add + icon and select the contact to make the call and add in the conference. In this way, you can make a conference video call with multiple people at the same time.

Manners of the conference call (especially in a video call)

As you prepare for a business meeting, it is important to present yourself professionally and formally during a conference call. Below is some point you should be kept in mind:

  • Be prepared
    On the business conference call, you must be on time to attain the conference call. Make sure you are logged in, set up and ready to discuss topics before the scheduled time of the call. If you use a website or application for a conference call, test and ensure that everything is running well.
  • Choose a silent location with a strong network signal
    Before starting the call, find a place that is free from noise and interference so that every participant is involved effectively. Besides this, the use of headphones can also eliminate unwanted outside noise. Also, ensure that your location catches strong and stable network signals.
  • Make sure your phone is fully charged already:
    If possible, keep chargers and outlets close to you.
  • Turn off your ringers:
    Make sure to remove any unnecessary interruptions by switching your smartphone and laptop to silent mode before making a call.
  • Stay focused
    Most smartphones support multitasking and allow you to perform another job during your phone call. Instead, other participants cannot see you doing another task, but you have to present them effectively.

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