Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has introduced an exciting new feature for WhatsApp – the ability to share your screen during video calls.
With this latest update, users can effortlessly initiate screen sharing by simply clicking on the ‘Share’ icon, where they have the option to share a specific application or their entire screen. This feature promises to enhance the way we communicate through WhatsApp.
On Tuesday, Zuckerberg unveiled this exciting addition to WhatsApp’s repertoire, allowing users to enjoy video calls in landscape mode. This widescreen view promises a more immersive experience when sharing moments with loved ones or collaborating on projects with colleagues.
It’s worth noting that WhatsApp first introduced video calling to its users back in November 2016, and since then, it has continued to evolve and improve its features.
In addition to screen sharing, WhatsApp is also rolling out message editing support for media with captions on iOS devices. This means you’ll have more flexibility when sharing media with friends and family, as you can now edit your messages even after adding captions.
The official changelog mentions several other enhancements, including an updated user interface (UI) with translucent bars and new action sheets. There’s also a redesigned sticker tray with improved navigation and a broader selection of stickers, including more avatars.
All these exciting features will be gradually rolled out over the coming weeks, ensuring that WhatsApp users can enjoy an even more enhanced experience. Last month, WhatsApp had already made landscape mode support for video calls and the option to silence unknown callers available on iOS.
Now, let’s dive into how you can make the most of the new WhatsApp Screen Sharing Feature:
- Click on the ‘Share’ Icon: During a video call, you’ll find the ‘Share’ icon that unlocks this feature.
- Choose Your Options: Once you click ‘Share,’ you’ll have the choice to share a specific application or your entire screen, depending on your needs.
- Enjoy in Landscape Mode: This feature is not limited to screen sharing; you can also enjoy video calls in landscape mode for a more expansive and immersive viewing and sharing experience on your smartphone.
With these exciting additions, WhatsApp is taking communication and sharing to the next level, making it even more convenient and enjoyable for users. Stay tuned for these updates as they roll out in the coming weeks!