September 21, 2023

WhatsApp has began rolling out on the spot video messages on its cellular apps. The function will let customers file and share as much as 60 seconds video messages and share them immediately in a chat dialog.

“Video messages are a real-time manner to reply to chats with no matter you need to say and present in 60 seconds. We predict these might be a enjoyable method to share moments with all of the emotion that comes from video, whether or not it’s wishing somebody a cheerful birthday, laughing at a joke, or bringing excellent news,” the WhatsApp crew stated as we speak.

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Video messages at the moment are a reasonably frequent function on messaging apps: Fb Messenger and Instagram already help them, and even Microsoft Groups added video messages final yr. Nonetheless, regardless of having over 2 billion customers, WhatsApp has by no means been essentially the most technologically-advanced messaging app in the marketplace. Customers really needed to wait till this yr to have the ability to use the identical WhatsApp account throughout a number of telephones.

To ship a video message, WhatsApp customers might want to faucet the voice message button to modify to video mode after which maintain it to file a video. Customers may maintain that button and slide upward to interact the lock mode and file video messages hands-free.

Identical to voice messages, all video messages despatched on WhatsApp are encrypted by default. This might be a gradual rollout and all WhatsApp customers ought to have entry to voice messages within the coming weeks, the WhatsApp crew stated as we speak.