WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging app, has introduced a new feature that allows users to send short video messages. This addition enhances the communication options within the app, which previously included only instant audio or text messages. Now, users can record and send real-time video messages up to 60 seconds long, adding a new dimension to their conversations.
This feature, as confirmed by the company, enabled end-to-end encryption, maintaining the privacy and security of the users’ conversations. The rollout of this feature has already commenced and will soon be accessible to users worldwide.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this update through a Facebook post, where he demonstrated the functionality of this new feature with a short video. The process of using this feature is akin to recording real-time voice messages. A video recorder icon will be positioned next to the text box, which users can utilize to record short videos.
WhatsApp described on this new upgrade in a blog post on its official website. The video messages can be used for a variety of things, including wishing people a happy birthday, announcing good news, or simply presenting information with a personal touch. By selecting the icon located next to the text box, users can access this feature. When someone opens a message, the videos will by default start playing without any sound. Users must tap on the video one more in order to turn on the sound.
The blog post further stated that the functionality is currently being gradually rolled out and would soon be accessible to users worldwide on both Android and iOS devices. By installing the most recent version of WhatsApp from the Google Play Store, users can directly access this feature.
While sharing photographs or videos is already an option on WhatsApp, this new feature makes it quicker and easier to send video communications. The business emphasizes once more that these messages are end-to-end encrypted, guaranteeing confidential discussions.
When WhatsApp was spotted testing support for video messages on Android and iOS devices last month, this functionality was first brought to public attention. The company’s dedication to boosting user experience and adjusting to the changing communication needs of its worldwide user base is demonstrated by this latest addition to WhatsApp’s feature set.