WhatsApp is reportedly working on new features. The popular instant messaging platform has introduced a new feature. It was said to be in development for months with beta testing since May this year. The new feature has been announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It allows users to share their device’s screen during video calls for various purposes and also enhancing the experience. Read on to know more below.
WhatsApp gets screen-sharing support in video calls
WhatsApp users now have the ability to share their device’s screen on a video call. They can share documents, photos, shopping cart, or whatever that is available on the phone’s screen. The feature can be accessed by tapping on the Share icon on a WhatsApp video call. Users then get the option to choose if they want to share a specific app only or the entire screen of their device. This is pretty much similar to video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.
Once the screen is shared, everything displayed on your screen will be recorded and shared with the recipient. You can stop sharing the screen anytime. Additionally, the Meta-owned instant messaging platform also allows video calling in landscape mode now. This offers a wider and more immersive viewing and sharing experience on smartphones.With the new feature, it seems that WhatsApp is competing against Google Meet and Zoom which dominate video conferencing in the professional domain. However, it could also work for helping out contact with tech support as it allows to share screen and guide the person.
The screen-sharing feature on WhatsApp video calling is now rolling out on Android, iOS, and WhatsApp desktop client. Since the rollout is in a phased manner, it should take some time to arrive on your devices if it hasn’t yet.