WhatsApp Launches New Video Messaging Feature
WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by Meta, has introduced a new feature that allows users to directly record and send video clips within the app. The announcement was made this week.
These instant video messages can have a duration of up to 60 seconds and are safeguarded by the app's end-to-end encryption, ensuring user privacy.
In a blog post on Thursday, the company expressed its excitement about this new feature, stating that it will provide a lively means of sharing moments with the authentic emotions conveyed through videos. Whether it's sending birthday wishes, sharing a laugh at a joke, or delivering good news, users can now do so using these short video messages.
WhatsApp likened the experience of sending these video messages to the process of sending voice messages on the platform. Furthermore, users will have the option to record videos without having to hold the device, adding to the convenience.
The company stated that this update has already started rolling out on the app and will become available to all users over the next few weeks.
Earlier this year, WhatsApp introduced an update that enables users to edit messages within the app, as long as the edits are made within 15 minutes of sending the message.