WhatsApp Unveils New Video Messaging Feature

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WhatsApp has added an instant video messaging option to its platform.

The Meta-owned firm said in a blog post on Thursday that the new feature expands on their voice message functionality by allowing users to share short personal films straight in chats.

WhatsApp went on to say that the function is “simple to use, with options for hands-free recording, and videos are protected with end-to-end encryption.”

The Meta-owned company announced that the rollout has begun and that it would be available to all users in the next weeks.

“Voice messages on WhatsApp changed the way people communicate by providing a quick and secure way to share your voice,” the post reads.

“We’re excited to build on this feature with new instant video messages. Now you can record and share short personal videos directly in the chat.

“Sending a video message is as simple as sending a voice message. Just tap to switch to video mode, and hold to record the video. You can also swipe up to lock and record the video hands-free.

“Videos will play automatically on mute when opened in a chat, and tapping on the video will start the sound. Video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption to keep your messages secure.

“Video messages have begun rolling out and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.”

The most recent update follows WhatsApp’s new feature that allows users to lock their chats.

In May, the messaging service also introduced a feature that allows users to edit transmitted messages.

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