WhatsApp Releases Screen Sharing and Landscape Mode for Video Calls


A new feature is being rolled out to WhatsApp users.

The social media site that is owned by Meta now lets you share your screen during video calls.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, posted updates about this functionality on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

With this inclusion, Meta advances in its strategy to take on established video-conferencing services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Skype. For a few weeks, this function was only accessible to Android beta testers; however, it is now progressively becoming available to all users globally.

The new WhatsApp screen sharing feature’s interface resembles that of Google Meet or Zoom in the image that Zuckerberg released.

The video call participants are visible as little rectangular tiles on the right side of the screen, while the shared screen takes up the majority of the screen’s space. By clicking the arrow icon that denotes the “share” option, you can broadcast the screen.

The Meta-owned social network platform added Landscape mode to video calls in addition to Portrait mode along with this feature. This makes screen sharing simpler since it improves the legibility of messages and graphics on smartphones, which are the most common platform on which WhatsApp is used.

According to Meta, the features have begun to roll out on iOS, Android, and Windows devices; therefore, if you don’t immediately have access to the function, it will be accessible shortly as the firm is pushing it out gradually.

Additionally, WhatsApp just enabled the sharing of brief video messages on its platform. The mic icon, which is used to send voice communications, must be tapped to access the feature. Users can send video messages of up to 60 seconds by touching the icon that transforms into a video camera with only one tap. On the chat, it appears in a round fashion.

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