- WhatsApp is testing a screen-sharing feature for Android users during video calls.
- Users will be able to share their screen by tapping a new icon in the call control view.
- WhatsApp has also introduced the ability to edit messages within a 15-minute window after sending them.
WhatsApp is currently working on introducing a screen-sharing feature for Android users during video calls. This popular messaging app is testing the update through the Google Play Beta program version 220.127.116.11. According to WABetaInfo, a reliable source for WhatsApp updates, the feature is being released to some beta testers.
The screen-sharing feature will allow users to easily share their screen with the recipient during a video call. A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo shows that users will be prompted to share their screen by tapping a “new icon” in the call control view.
It is important to discuss some key features in this upcoming update. When the users will be sharing the screen everything on there will be displayed and shared with the recipient. The availability of this feature might be dependent on the Android version you are using and on a large group call it may not work. In addition, if the recipient has an older version of WhatsApp they may not see what is being shared with them.
WhatsApp has recently introduced another much-awaited feature, which allows users to edit messages within a 15-minute window. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta (the parent company of WhatsApp), announced this feature in a Facebook post. Users can now edit messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them. The edit message option is gradually rolling out to users worldwide and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.
The introduction of the edit message option addresses a common desire among WhatsApp users who occasionally make mistakes or want to correct something they’ve sent in a message.