WhatsApp to introduce screen sharing on video calls: report

In this image taken on February 23, 2023, a smartphone with a display WhatsApp logo is placed on a computer motherboard.  - Reuters
In this image taken on February 23, 2023, a smartphone with a display WhatsApp logo is placed on a computer motherboard. – Reuters

Meta-owned WhatsApp on Saturday said it is rolling out a screen-sharing feature for video calls. WaBetaInfo reported

According to the app-tracking website, the feature is available to some beta testers and will be rolled out to more people in the coming weeks.

The instant messaging app submitted a new update through the TestFlight Beta program, bringing the version to 23.12.0.74.

- WaBetaInfo
– WaBetaInfo

This feature will allow users to share their screen with whoever they are talking to on a video call. This will help them collaborate, perform and troubleshoot various tasks or issues remotely.

Those who have this feature will see a new icon at the bottom during a video call. Through this, users will be able to share the contents of their screen with everyone who is on a call with them.

Others will be able to see everything on the screen, including notifications. It will be recorded and then shared with video callers.

“In this case, it is suggested to enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode (or your preferred focus mode) to avoid unexpected notifications,” WhatsApp Watcher said.

Users have control over this feature as they can pause the video whenever they want. Additionally, content will only be shared if you give them permission to do so.

People who install the latest version of the beta version on iOS will be able to use this feature.


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