WhatsApp Introduces Screen Sharing Feature for Video Calls

Meta’s Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has unveiled a new feature on WhatsApp that promises to enhance the video calling experience. The latest addition to the popular messaging platform allows users to share their screens during video calls.

By clicking on the ‘Share’ icon, users can initiate screen sharing and choose between sharing a specific application or their entire screen. This functionality opens up a range of possibilities, from collaborative work scenarios to sharing family photos, planning vacations, shopping online with friends, and providing technical support to family members.

“This feature lets you share a live view of your screen during the call,” the company explained in a statement, highlighting the versatility and usefulness of screen sharing.

Moreover, WhatsApp users can now enjoy video calls in Landscape mode, offering a wider and more immersive viewing and sharing experience, particularly on smartphones.

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The introduction of screen sharing marks another step in WhatsApp’s evolution as a communication platform. The messaging giant initially launched video calling for all users in November 2016 and has since been consistently improving its features to cater to diverse user needs.

In addition to this, WhatsApp has also announced that it is rolling out message editing support for media with captions on iOS devices. The company stated, “Added message editing support for media with captions,” indicating its commitment to refining user experience and convenience.

The messaging platform continues to undergo updates and enhancements to its user interface (UI) as well. Users can expect translucent bars and new action sheets, while the sticker tray is also being redesigned for improved navigation and an expanded range of stickers, including more Avatars.

All these updates are slated to roll out gradually over the next few weeks. In the previous month, WhatsApp introduced landscape mode support for video calls and an option to silence unknown callers on iOS devices.

Furthermore, whispers abound that the Meta-owned messaging platform is testing a new voice chat feature for group conversations in the Android beta version, demonstrating WhatsApp’s ongoing efforts to provide an enriched and versatile communication experience to its users.


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