The most recent addition to WhatsApp allows users to share their screen while they are in a video callsimilar to the functionality already present in video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.
Screen sharing comes to WhatsApp
In a official announcementthe service belonging to Goal informed that this feature can be accessed through the button «Share«, giving way to the choice between sharing the full screen or a particular application.
The press release of Goal highlights the versatility of the function, which can be used for various purposes such as sharing employment documentsbrowse photos with the family, coordinate vacation plans, shop online with friends, or provide tech support to the grandparents.
It was introduced as part of a series of new features of WhatsApp in the course of this year, which have already incorporated options such as video notes and surveys, in response to competition from messaging applications such as Telegram, Signal and possibly discord.
The incorporation of the screen sharing function in WhatsApp it was done gradually over several months through its beta version.
WhatsApp adds horizontal interface for video calls
As reported by WABetaInfoa source who regularly identifies WhatsApp features before they are officially released, previously reported on the feature’s debut in beta versions of the app. WhatsApp in systems Android, iOS and windows.
In addition to the new screen sharing function, WhatsApp is introducing a horizontal interface for video calls on mobile devices.
The service refers to this as a “larger and more immersive viewing and collaboration experience.”
Circular video messages arrive on WhatsApp
One of the new features that came to WhatsApp They are the videos in a circular way. These are similar to voice messages, since they seek to be an option to communicate a message but using a different format. Next, we explain how to carry it out.
To use it, go to the conversation you want to send the messagetouch the icon microphone; you will notice that it will turn into a video camera icon. By touching the icon again, you will return to the option of the voice messages.
with the icon video camera activated, just press and hold to start recording the video; In addition, you can slide the icon up to lock the recording, thus avoiding having to hold down the button.
This will automatically start the recording a video in circular format that can last up to 60 secondsand you can seamlessly switch between the front and rear cameras.
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