WhatsApp Introduces Screen Sharing for Video Calls

  • The new feature allows users to share their screens in real time during conversations
  • The new feature adds a dynamic dimension to calls that enables users to provide a live view of their screen content during conversations

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Meta, said the company introduced a new WhatsApp feature with the ability to share screens during video calls.

AT3 Resources, a consulting firm managing Meta in Nigeria, said Zuckerberg made the announcement on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

It said that the latest update offers users the ability to share their screens in real time during conversations.

According to Meta, by clicking on the designated ‘Share’ icon, users can choose between sharing a specific application or the entire screen.

It says the functionality has opened up many possibilities, from collaborating on work documents to browsing photos with family, planning trips, shopping online with friends or providing technical support for grandparents.

He said screen sharing adds a dynamic dimension to calls by allowing users to provide a live view of their screen content during conversations.

“This feature is particularly useful for personal and professional scenarios.

“In addition, WhatsApp users can now enjoy video calls in landscape mode on smartphones.

“This enhancement provides a broader and more immersive viewing and sharing experience during video calls,” it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the platform initially introduced video calling to its users in November 2016.

Since then, the platform has continuously added features to enhance the user experience and meet changing communication needs. Additionally, WhatsApp has also rolled out message editing support for media with subtitles on iOS devices.

This feature allows users to edit messages that include media, providing a finer level of control over their communications.

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