WhatsApp adds screen sharing to video calls

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In an increasingly digital world, messaging apps like WhatsApp have become essential tools for communication. Now, WhatsApp is taking interaction to a new level with its latest update: the screen sharing feature.

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to share their screen content during a video call. This feature, currently being tested in the beta version of the Android app, could be very useful in various situations. For example, it could allow users to provide technical support to family or friends remotely.

The screen sharing feature is activated with the touch of a button during a video call. Once activated, the contents of the user’s screen will be displayed to the other participants in the call. This feature is similar to those already offered by other apps like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Skype.

It is important to note that, like other communication applications that offer screen sharing, the contents of the screen are transmitted continuously through an encrypted connection to the other users on the call. This means that any information visible on the screen, such as passwords entered, payment information visible, photos, notes, and other media displayed on the screen, will also be visible (and audible) to the other participants in the call.

Although the screen sharing feature is currently in the testing phase, it is expected to be implemented in the stable version of WhatsApp at a later date. However, it may not work on older Android versions or large group video calls.

At the moment they have only shown it as the upper capture, from wabetainfo.com, but it is expected that we will see it publicly within a few weeks.

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