In addition, users may now make WhatsApp video calls in Landscape mode for a ‘wider and more immersive viewing experience,’ according to Meta Platforms, the app’s parent company.
During a WhatsApp video call, you may now share your screen. (Photo courtesy of facebook.com/zuck)
Meta Platforms stated on Tuesday that users of the instant messaging service can now share their displays during video chats on the platform in its latest addition for WhatsApp.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg came to Facebook to announce the WhatsApp screen-sharing function.
“We’re adding the ability to share your screen during a video call on WhatsApp,” said Zuckerberg in his post.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook post announcing WhatsApp screen-sharing.
Separately, Meta outlined in a news release how people can share their screens while on a WhatsApp video call.
“You can start screen-sharing by clicking the ‘Share’ icon and selecting between sharing a specific application or sharing the entire screen,” the tech behemoth explained.
WhatsApp’s video call screen-sharing functionality.
According to the firm, “whether sharing documents for work, browsing photos with family, planning a vacation, shopping online with friends, or just helping parents with tech support – sharing the screen lets you share a live view of your screen during the call.”
According to Tech Crunch, the screen-sharing capability has begun to roll out in a ‘phased’ manner on Android, iOS, and Desktop. As a result, users may not notice the facility right away, but they will soon.
Meanwhile, Meta revealed a Landscape mode for WhatsApp video conversations in the same news release.
“You can now also enjoy video calls in Landscape mode for a wider and more immersive viewing and sharing experience on your phone,” the company added.