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WhatsApp introduces screen sharing

WhatsApp introduces screen sharing and video calls in landscape mode feature

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WhatsApp is introducing a new feature to its users. During video conversations, you can now share your screen on the Meta-owned social networking platform. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the feature on his Facebook and Instagram pages. This update moves Meta closer to competing with established video-conferencing systems such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Skype. This functionality has been available to Android beta testers for a few weeks, but it will now be made available to all users globally gradually.

The UI of the new WhatsApp screen sharing capability appears to be similar to that of Google Meet or Zoom in the image posted by Zuckerberg. The shared screen takes up the majority of the screen’s real estate, with video call participants visible in small rectangular tiles on the right side. You can share the screen by clicking the arrow icon that represents the share option.

In addition to this innovation, the Meta-owned social network platform also offers Landscape mode in video conversations in addition to Portrait mode. This facilitates screen sharing by making messages and visuals more legible on smartphones, which are the most popular device on which WhatsApp is used.

Meta stated that the features have begun to be rolled out on iOS, Android, and Windows devices, so if you don’t have immediate access to the feature, it will be available shortly, as the firm is bringing it out in stages.

WhatsApp New Features

WhatsApp recently added short video message sharing to its platform. Tap the mic icon, which is used to transmit voice communications, to access the feature. With a single tap, it transforms into a video camera icon, and by clicking it, users may send up to 60-second video messages. On the chat, it displays in a circular pattern.