WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a video message feature, and it is finally available to more users starting today!
|Name of the feature?||Video messages|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing one of the following builds: 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to more beta testers starting today, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||FastenM, Sc, A7mad, Sniper, GoldenPizza, shimon128, flakoflow_25, LordKylua, Siraj Ahamad, SANJAYA, and Talib Jafar, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168: what’s new? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a video message feature!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, we announced that WhatsApp was releasing a new feature to a select group of beta testers: video messages. With this feature, it’s possible to share real-time videos in 60 seconds. It’s easy as sending a voice note: in fact, you just need to tap once the microphone icon within a conversation to turn it into a camera button. In the past hours, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the ability to record and share video messages is rolling out on WhatsApp, and it’s expected to reach everyone over the coming weeks. However, after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update from the Google Play Store, a lot of users can finally experiment with this feature starting today!
Video messages offer a new real-time approach to reply to messages with anything you desire to express and share with a video within 60 seconds. We believe this feature can be used as a way to share memorable moments, along with genuine emotions that only videos can convey. As shown in the attached screenshot, a single tap on the microphone icon will switch to video mode.
However, users also have the option to swipe up to enable a hands-free recording mode. When opened in a chat, videos will automatically play in mute mode, and the sound will begin playing with a simple tap on the video. It is important to highlight that video messages are end-to-end encrypted, ensuring their security and privacy throughout the delivery process to the intended recipient. If you want to learn more about video messages, you can also read the official blog post shared by WhatsApp today.
The video messages feature is available to more users that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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