WhatsApp is rolling out a screen-sharing feature for video calls on Android phones , available to some ‘beta testers’ and expected to roll out to more users in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp , the popular messaging app, has been testing a new screen sharing feature that allows users to share their screens with others during video calls. The feature is currently available to some Android beta users , but is expected to roll out to more users in the coming weeks, accessible from the call control view at the bottom of the app. To use it, users simply need to tap on the icon and then select the content they want to share. The recipient of the call will be able to see the shared content in real time.
Screen sharing can be used for a variety of purposes, such as collaborating on projects, giving presentations, or demoing apps. According to the WABetaInfo report , it can also be used to help someone fix problems with their device or software.
WhatsApp is not the first messaging app to offer screen sharing. Both Zoom and Microsoft Teams have offered this feature for some time. However, WhatsApp ‘s screen sharing feature is unique in that it’s built right into the app. This makes it easy to use and accessible to a wider range of users.
Latest WhatsApp announcements
In addition to the new screen sharing feature, WhatsApp has also announced several other new features in the past few months. These include:
Adding up to 512 people to a group chat: This is a significant increase from the previous limit of 256 people. This will facilitate communication between large groups.
Create Communities: Communities are a new type of group that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as school clubs, sports teams, or work groups. Communities can have up to 256 members, and each member can belong to up to 10 communities.
Send files up to 2GB in size: This is a significant increase from the previous limit of 100MB. This will make it easier for users to share large files such as videos or photos.
Edit Sent Messages: This is a controversial feature, but it will come in handy for users who accidentally send a message with a typo or error. Users will have a limited time to edit the message and the recipient will be notified that the message has been edited.