Meta-owned WhatsApp, introduced a fresh addition to its app, allowing users to send short video messages. With the new feature, users can now record short videos and send them as an alternative to text messages. These real-time video messages are limited to a duration of up to 60 seconds. The feature has already started rolling out globally and will soon be available to all users around the world.
In a Facebook post, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the latest WhatsApp update. He demonstrated the feature with a short video, showing how users can use it seamlessly. Similar to the real-time voicemail recording process, the feature will include a video recorder icon located next to the text box. This code allows users to create short videos up to 60 seconds long.
WhatsApp also provided full comprehensive information about the latest update in an official blog post. According to the instant messaging app, the new feature allows users to record video messages, add a personal touch to different occasions like birthday wishes, share good news or convey any important information.
According to the blog, the new video messaging feature is gradually rolling out to users around the world on Android and iOS platforms. To access the feature manually, users can download the latest version of WhatsApp from the Google Play Store or App Store. Furthermore, the company claims that these video messages are fully encrypted end-to-end to ensure a secure connection.
How to send a video message?
Sending a video message is similar to sending a voice message. By tapping to switch to video mode and holding to record video, you can compose and share your message. Also, you have the option to swipe up and lock the recording. When recipients open the video message in chat, it will automatically play without sound. However, tapping on the video will activate the sound.
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