Whatsapp introduces a new feature on screen sharing

Meta-owned social media platform, Whatsapp has introduced a new feature of sharing the screen during the video call.

The announcement was made by the Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerburg on his Facebook page. “We’re adding the ability to share your screen during a video call on WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg wrote in his post.

In the press release by Meta, they explained how people can share their screens while on a WhatsApp video call.

“You can initiate screen-sharing by clicking on the ‘Share’ icon and choosing between sharing a specific application or sharing the entire screen,” the tech giant stated.

WhatsApp's screen-sharing feature for video calls.
WhatsApp’s screen-sharing feature for video calls.

The company further said: “Whether sharing documents for work, browsing photos with family, planning a vacation, shopping online with friends, or just helping parents with tech support – sharing the screen lets you share a live view of your screen during the call.”

Meta also announced a Landscape mode for WhatsApp video conversations.“You can now also enjoy video calls in Landscape mode for a wider and more immersive viewing and sharing experience on your phone,” it said.

This screen-sharing feature has started rolling out on Android, iOS, and Windows Desktop in a phased manner. That means you may not see the feature immediately, but should soon.

Meta is now taking on traditional video conferencing apps, including Microsoft Meet, Google Meet, Zoom, and Apple’s FaceTime which have been having a similar feature.

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