WhatsApp transformed voice messages communication. It made people’s lives easier by sharing voice messages quickly and safely. And now, Meta-owned WhatsApp has released a brand-new app version. Users may now send and receive brief video messages in their chats thanks to the newly added capability. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced about the update in his latest post on Facebook.
What’s so different?
The ability to send real-time video communications with a 60 second time constraint distinguishes this function from others. End-to-end encryption is used in the functionality, which is like voice messaging in privacy protection. According to a statement made by the app platform, the rollout is currently accessible to beta testers and will soon be available globally. The function is still available to those that manually download the latest version app from the Play Store or App Store.
sometimes you just have to see it to believe it 👀 now you can capture the moment right when it happens with a Video Message. pic.twitter.com/QiDTRhRRJ6
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) July 27, 2023
WhatsApp asserts that the inability to edit, amend, or forward video messages makes them distinctive. The platform maintains that these communications are always genuine and sincere. In other words, a video message sent to you is intended only for you and no one else.
How can one send video messages?
- Open WhatsApp and open the chat you want to send the video message to
- Tap on the icon at the bottom right to switch from microphone to video mode
- Record your video and send it to your intended recipient
- For hands free mode, swipe up to lock and record just like for voice messages.
When the user opens the chat, the message will continue to play without sound. Only when they tap on the video will the sound be turned on. The application has always had video options available. But now that it has this upgraded capability, the procedure is much easier.
WhatsApp users can now block incoming calls thanks to the latest feature. They are able to revise their messages within 15 minutes of sending them thanks to another update. WhatsApp is working on another update that will allow platform users to select usernames.
More about Meta
The rollout announcement follows Meta’s stellar Q2 2023 performance results. Thanks to their expertise in artificial intelligence, Meta has increased revenue while expanding their advertising reach. The Facebook-parent firm also just debuted Threads, a text-based social network, which set records for sign-ups. They have also concentrated on increasing AI capabilities.
With this addition to WhatsApp, their most popular messaging service, Meta intends to enable users to establish a quick and smooth connection that brings people together regardless of distance.