WhatsApp has introduced a cool new feature to make video calls even better. It's called screen sharing. This feature is like a challenge to other apps like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, and Apple's FaceTime, which are usually used for video meetings.
This new thing lets you show your friends what's on your screen during a video call. You can share stuff like documents, pictures, and even your online shopping with the people you're talking to. The big boss of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, told everyone about this on Facebook and Instagram.
If you have an Android phone and you're part of the beta testing group, you might have tried this already. For most people, it's coming soon.
When you're on a video call, you'll see a button that looks like a little arrow. Tap that, and you can choose to share just one app or everything you see on your screen. It's like what Google Meet and Zoom have been doing.
TechCrunch reported that this screen-sharing thing would show up on Android phones, iPhones, and Windows computers, but it might only pop up some at a time. So don't worry if you don't see it right away; it's on the way.
Oh, and WhatsApp didn't stop there. They also made it so you can turn your phone sideways, and the video call will fill up your whole screen. This is called Landscape mode, and it's like watching a movie. It's great for when you're sharing your screen because things will look bigger and cooler.
WhatsApp has had video calls for a long time, more than six years. But they're making it better and cooler now. They added stuff like watching videos while chatting and sending short video messages to friends. People really like videos, you know.
Sharing screens is something people do in important video meetings. In 2021, Apple let iPhone people do it with FaceTime. But WhatsApp is taking it further. They're letting Android and iPhone people do it, and even people who use computers. It's a big step ahead.