WhatsApp video messages are finally here. The Meta-owned instant messaging platform is rolling out the much-anticipated feature through the latest beta updates on Android and iOS platforms. The feature is available in the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 and WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52. According to the WABetaInfo report, users can send video messages up to 60 seconds long to their contacts. Here’s all you need to know about the new WhatsApp video messages feature.
Android and iOS WhatsApp Beta Users Can Now Send Video Messages
WhatsApp is rolling out video messages feature on iOS and Android beta!
Some users who install the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS can now record and share short video clips, up to 60 seconds in length!https://t.co/mAKM96Ct2C pic.twitter.com/B8I0VNM5N8
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 14, 2023
WhatsApp audio messages are one of the most popular features of the app, which lets users send voice messages to their contacts without calling. WhatsApp says 7 billion voice messages are sent on the platform daily. Now, the company is enhancing the experience by adding video element as well. In the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android and iOS, the instant messaging platform has added the ability to send video messages.
According to the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, those who have already received the feature should see a video camera icon instead of the mic icon next to the message box. Bear in mind that users can still send audio messages to their contacts if they want to do so. All they need to do is tap on the camera button to record audio and hold the icon to record a video. Just like voice messages, video messages allow users to record a video in real time that they can send to their contacts.
It goes without saying both you and the recipient must be on the latest WhatsApp beta update to send and receive video messages. The instant messaging platform also assures that video messages are end-to-end encrypted for privacy. Moreover, it’s not possible to forward video messages either. However, WABetaInfo notes that if the recipient wants, they can save video messages using screen recording.
This exciting new feature is currently rolling out to beta testers globally. We expect it to land on the regular stable version in the coming days.