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 23.6.0 (458666918).
What’s new in this update? Thanks to the business version of the app, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on the ability to send video messages, for a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||Video messages|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to send video messages to a future update of the app.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready yet for the release, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to limit polls to only one choice!|
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Thanks to the WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered a new feature under development. In particular, while WhatsApp already offers the ability to send voice notes, we can finally announce that the company is now working on adding video messages to a future update of the app. Thanks to this new feature, users will be easily able to record and send short videos up to 60 seconds to their contacts by pushing the camera button, and it is definitely a new way to communicate with their friends on WhatsApp. Although the feature is currently under development on the iOS app, we can provide you with a sneak peek of how it works:
As you can see in this video, video messages on WhatsApp will work similarly to voice notes, but with the added benefit of capturing and sharing video content. In our opinion, there may be a few advantages to having this feature:
- Video messages can surely help to convey emotions and expressions better than a voice message or text alone.
- There may be times when sending a video message is more appropriate than a voice note. For example, when trying to show someone how to use a new product or demonstrating something visually by sending a quick video. In these cases, video messages can provide a more comprehensive and effective way of communication.
Note that video messages will be end-to-end encrypted: this means that nobody, not even WhatsApp, Meta, and any proxy provider can see your shared video messages. In addition, it won’t be possible to save or forward video messages to other conversations for added privacy, but screenshots are still allowed.
The ability to send video messages is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. As always, we’re going to post an additional article in case we have further details to share with you.
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