WhatsApp’s video calls upgraded: 3 game-changing features

WhatsApp is preparing to introduce a screen-sharing feature during video calls, recently uncovered in its beta version.

| Updated: 16 June, 2024 12:04 pm IST
WhatsApp is preparing to introduce a screen-sharing feature during video calls, recently uncovered in its beta version.
WhatsApp is preparing to introduce a screen-sharing feature during video calls, recently uncovered in its beta version.

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp is preparing to introduce a screen-sharing feature during video calls, recently uncovered in its beta version. This enhancement is part of a trio of updates aimed at bolstering its video calling capabilities to compete with platforms like Google Meet and Zoom.

The first major upgrade allows users to seamlessly share their screens during video calls, facilitating the sharing of movies and other content with friends and family. Additionally, WhatsApp is increasing the participant cap for group video calls to accommodate up to 32 individuals on any device, fostering more expansive and engaging group conversations. And also WhatsApp improves video calls and will feature higher resolution in regions with high-speed internet connections. The statement added that audio quality is clearer overall, even under poor network conditions or when using older devices.

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Video calls will feature higher resolution in regions with high-speed internet connections. The statement added that audio quality is clearer overall, even under poor network conditions or when using older devices.

In another advancement, WhatsApp will provide tools during group interactions that allow users to highlight themselves, ensuring they stand out on the screen and can lead group activities effectively.

Furthermore, WhatsApp is developing a new feature to transcribe voice messages directly on devices, enhancing convenience and accessibility. Initially spotted in the WhatsApp for iPhone beta update, this feature is expected to extend to Android devices as well. However, utilizing the transcription feature will require users to download an additional 150MB of app data, a small tradeoff for the invaluable ability to transcribe messages, especially in situations where playing a voice message is impractical.

Moreover, WhatsApp Beta for Android version 2.24.13.8 hints at users being able to select their preferred language for transcriptions, including languages like Hindi, English, Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.

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