WhatsApp launches video screen share

By Temitayo Jaiyeola

WhatsApp has said users can now share their screens during video calls.

Meta’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the feature, Screen Share, on Tuesday.

The firm explained that the feature will allow users to share documents, browse photos, and more while making a video call.

Zuckerberg said, “We are adding the ability to share your screen during a video call on WhatsApp.”

Describing the feature, Meta stated, “Whether sharing documents for work, browsing photos with family, planning a vacation or shopping online with friends, or just helping grandparents with tech support — screen sharing lets you share a live view of your screen during the call. 

You can initiate screen sharing by clicking on the ‘Share’ Icon and choosing between sharing a specific application or sharing the entire screen.”

The firm also noted that users can now make video calls in landscape mode, a shift away from the portrait mode video calls were restricted to.

Before now, screen share was a major feature on video conferencing apps like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and more.

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