Update 1: WhatApp’s New Screen Sharing and Landscape Mode
A new feature is being rolled out to WhatsApp users. The social media site that is owned by Meta now lets you share your screen during video calls. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, posted updates about this functionality on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. With this inclusion, Meta advances in its strategy to take on established video-conferencing services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Skype. For a few weeks, this function was only accessible to Android beta testers; however, it is now progressively becoming available to all users globally.
The new WhatsApp screen sharing feature’s interface resembles that of Google Meet or Zoom in the image that Zuckerberg released. The video call participants are visible as little rectangular tiles on the right side of the screen, while the shared screen takes up the majority of the screen’s space. By clicking the arrow icon that denotes the “share” option, you can broadcast the screen.
The Meta-owned social network platform added Landscape mode to video calls in addition to Portrait mode along with this feature. This makes screen sharing simpler since it improves the legibility of messages and graphics on smartphones, which are the most common platform on which WhatsApp is used.
According to Meta, the features have begun to roll out on iOS, Android, and Windows devices; therefore, if you don’t immediately have access to the function, it will be accessible shortly as the firm is pushing it out gradually.
Update 2: Short Video Messages on iOS and Android
WhatsApp just enabled the sharing of brief video messages on its platform. The mic icon, which is used to send voice communications, must be tapped to access the feature. Users can send video messages of up to 60 seconds by touching the icon that transforms into a video camera with only one tap. On the chat, it appears in a round fashion.
Update 3: Testers are able to use a new voice function on WhatsApp
With the most recent upgrade, WhatsApp beta, the company’s testing version of the well-known messaging app, gained a new function. Users can start a voice call in a group using this feature, which was formerly known as audio chats. In the meantime, a recent beta upgrade included capabilities for forwarding messages to group admins for evaluation, a function that might aid with platform group administration. Users of the stable channel are anticipated to receive these capabilities at a later time.
Voice chats will become available to some beta testers with the release of WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52, according to WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo. By substituting a waveform icon for the call icon, this feature modifies the way group audio calls are displayed. By tapping the symbol, a voice chat will begin that other group members can join. These voice chats, however, won’t ring your phone like a group voice call would; instead, each group member will see a push notice.
Group members can join and participate in voice chats as though they were regular audio calls once one has been started. Only 32 users would be able to join at once, seemingly mirroring WhatsApp’s current call-related restrictions.
Now that WhatsApp Beta has these additional features, connecting with your friends is more reliable.