WhatsApp Will Receive Video Messages and a New Callback Feature

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WhatsApp has been introducing a bundle of new features and enhancements in its recent beta releases. Some beta testers now have the possibility to send video messages, which are real-time recordings that can be sent in chats, as XDA reveals.

The new feature is currently available to select users on the WhatsApp beta for both iOS and Android devices. Video messages are end-to-end encrypted and cannot be directly forwarded; instead, they can be saved and shared as media files.

It’s also worth mentioning that according to the same source mentioned above, WhatsApp has added a callback functionality for missed calls in its Windows beta app. This functionality will allow users to quickly call back the person who called them.

WhatsApp has over 2 billion users

WhatsApp is so widely used by many people (over 2 billion souls) due to the app’s user-friendly interface, extensive features, as well as widespread availability. WhatsApp offers convenient and free communication through instant messaging, voice and video calls, as well as group chats.

We can also keep in mind that WhatsApp provides end-to-end encryption, which ensures user privacy and security. The app’s cross-platform compatibility allows seamless communication between different devices and operating systems, making it accessible to a large user base globally. The app’s popularity also stems from its integration of various multimedia sharing options, such as documents, photos, videos, and voice messages.

While the new WhatsApp features are currently limited to beta testers, they are expected to roll out to more users in the future.

Back in May, we shared the information about WhatsApp preparing to introduce unique usernames. In this way, users will no longer need to keep the phone number of a person they’re trying to reach. Once the update arrives, WhatsApp users will only have unique usernames, which is similar to email services, for instance.

Cristian Antonescu
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