WhatsApp has launched a new feature that allows the recording and sharing of video messages. This addition complements the existing voice and video call features, filling a previously unaddressed gap in the popular messaging app’s capabilities.
The new feature enables users to send and receive video messages, each with a maximum duration of 60 seconds. These messages are safeguarded by WhatsApp’s robust end-to-end encryption, ensuring enhanced security for all communications.
The method for sending video messages is designed to be user-friendly and mirrors the process of sending voice messages. Users can switch to video mode by tapping the familiar voice message icon. To record a video message, users simply hold down the button; releasing it sends the message.
For added convenience, users can swipe up to lock the recording, eliminating the need to hold the button continuously, similar to the voice message function.
When a video message is received in a chat, it automatically plays on mute. Users can easily toggle the sound on and off by tapping the video.
This update is currently being rolled out and is expected to be available to all WhatsApp users in the coming weeks. With this new feature, users can look forward to sharing their moments through video messages, adding another dimension to their communication on the platform.