WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a screen-sharing feature, along with a new placement for tabs within the bottom navigation bar, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Screen-sharing|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to get the screen-sharing feature after installing the previous 188.8.131.52 beta build.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks for testing and reporting:||Screen-sharing: Alex and Mustafa Sanaul.
Bottom navigation bar: kingcyrious, Sc, rubiokarim, Hamada, TestingApp199, Saadh Jawwadh, fs0c131y, roaaysm, and stephnradd.
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on improving channels with the Updates tab!|
WhatsApp keeps working on improving voice and video calls in the Android app. After introducing changes regarding the color for missed calls in the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update, WhatsApp is now rolling out a new feature that allows users to easily share their screen during a video call. It seems this feature is available to some beta testers that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update from the Google Play Store:
As you can see in this screenshot, you will be prompted to share your screen if you tap the new icon located in the call control view. When you decide to share your screen, everything displayed on your screen will be recorded and shared with the recipient. Note that this feature may be unavailable on old versions of Android, screen-sharing may not work in large group calls, and the recipient may be unable to get the content of your screen in case they are using an outdated version of WhatsApp.
You have full control over this feature. Despite the continuous transmission of your screen content during the video call, you can stop the process at any time. In addition, this feature is only enabled if you give your consent to share the content of your screen.
After installing the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, some users may notice a few minor changes regarding the new bottom navigation bar. In particular, some tabs within the bottom navigation bar have been arranged in a certain order. Specifically, some users may now see the tabs within the bottom navigation bar in this order: Chats, Calls, Communities, and Status.
The ability to share the content of your screen, along with the new placement for tabs within the bottom navigation bar, is available to some beta testers after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to more users over the coming weeks.
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