WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 188.8.131.52 and the TestFlight build is 23.15.1 (498983352).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a video message feature, and it is available to more users starting today!
|Name of the feature?||Video messages|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is available to more beta testers starting today, and it’s expected to be available to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||FastenM, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11: what’s new? This is a bug fix update that addresses an issue with sorting chats!|
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In our article regarding the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 update, we announced that WhatsApp was finally releasing the ability to record and share video messages. Specifically, this feature allows users to share real-time videos lasting up to 60 seconds, and it works as effortlessly as sending a voice note. Mark Zuckerberg has also announced that this feature will soon be released on WhatsApp and is expected to reach all users over the coming weeks. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124 update, which is available on the TestFlight app, we can confirm that this feature is now widely rolling out to a larger group of users!
As you can see in this screenshot, you need to tap the microphone icon within a conversation to transform it into a camera button. Users also have the option to swipe up to enable a hands-free experience while recording the video. It’s worth noting that when video messages are opened in a chat, they will automatically play in mute mode, and sound will only be played with a tap on the video. Video messages you share in your chats and groups are always end-to-end encrypted, making sure they can only be played by the intended recipient.
Using video messages also provide users with a benefit compared to regular videos. they mainly offer a faster and more straightforward way to show your emotions and share moments with others. In addition, video messages are always unique as they cannot be edited, modified, or normally forwarded. They always remain genuine and authentic. This also means that when someone sends you a video message, that video message was recorded exclusively for you.
The video messages feature is now available to more users who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS updates from the TestFlight app, and it will be gradually rolling out to an even broader audience in the coming days. However, since this is a wider release, several users that installed the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store may be able to get the same feature today.
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