WHATSAPP is about to receive a video call upgrade that will let users share their screen with loved ones.
It'll make video calls more like Apple's native app and WhatsApp rival FaceTime – but be careful not embarrass yourself.
Mark Zuckerberg's Meta, the company behind WhatsApp, says the new feature will make sharing documents for work, browsing photos with family or just helping grandparents with tech support much easier.
All you need to do to use it is click the ‘Share’ icon when on video call, and choose between sharing a specific application or sharing the entire screen.
Screen sharing lets you share a live view of your screen during the call.
So, it's important that you're on the exact screen you wish to share before clicking the button that actions it.
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Otherwise you may be caught out by an awkward Google search, bad picture or even certain apps you didn't want your family – or bosses – to know you use.
Alongside screen sharing mode, WhatsApp is also letting users enjoy video calls in landscape mode.
If you wish to use these features today, simply update your app to the latest version.
If that doesn't work, you may have to wait a few days for the change to be rolled out across all devices.
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The messenger, used by some 2billion people worldwide, has been polishing its video features a lot in recent weeks.
At the end of July, WABetaInfo revealed that WhatsApp users are about to get a brand new Video Messages button.
The feature will essentially be the same as Voice Notes, except with video clips instead.
However, this button has yet to be officially rolled out – so patience is key with Video Notes.
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