WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has introduced an exciting new feature that allows users to send and receive short video messages within their chats. The real-time video messages are limited to a duration of up to 60 seconds, similar to the platform’s voice note feature. The introduction of end-to-end encryption ensures privacy and security for users. The rollout of WhatsApp video messages has already commenced and will be made available to all users globally in the near future.
In a Facebook post, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, shared the news, stating, “New for WhatsApp — we’re adding the ability to instantly record and share a video message in your WhatsApp chats. It’s as easy as sending a quick voice message.”
WhatsApp elaborated on the feature in a blog post, emphasizing its potential for users to add a personal touch to various occasions, such as birthday wishes, sharing good news, or conveying important information.
Sending a video message on WhatsApp is simple. Users need to tap and hold the icon next to the text field to switch to video mode. By swiping up to lock, they can record the video, much like voice notes. Upon opening the video in the chat, it will play automatically without sound, which can be activated with a single tap on the video.
This feature is the latest addition to WhatsApp’s continuous efforts to enhance user experience. Just recently, WhatsApp introduced a feature that automatically silences calls from unknown numbers and allowed users to edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them. There are also reports of WhatsApp working on username features.
With the gradual rollout of the video message feature, WhatsApp users can now enjoy a more engaging and interactive way of communication. The 60-second duration allows for concise and meaningful exchanges, making it a fun and effective addition to the platform’s repertoire. As the competition in the messaging app market continues to intensify, WhatsApp’s latest update solidifies its position as a pioneer in innovative communication features.