According to reports, WhatsApp has begun rolling out new video call services for select iPhone users. WABetaInfo reports that a new beta version for iOS users has begun rolling out, allowing them to share their screen during a video conversation. This update is part of the messaging platform owned by Meta.
The function is quite similar to one that was included in Apple’s FaceTime app with the release of iOS 15. Users of WhatsApp’s beta version will notice a new button at the bottom of the screen whenever a video call is being made. With this new feature, call participants may see the user’s screen as they see it.
During a video call utilising this function, the user’s screen activity, including notifications, will be recorded and broadcast to all participants. Some beta testers now have access to screen sharing during video calls, and the feature is anticipated to roll out to even more people in the coming weeks, according to the article.
The platform’s new video communications capability was said to be released to iOS and Android beta testers earlier this week. Users in the beta programme now have the option of recording and sending video messages.
When receiving a video message, the recipient may easily see whether it was recorded lately, adding credibility to the message.