Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – WhatsApp’s new feature allows you to peek at other users’ cellphone screens. This feature allows users to share content on the screen (screen-sharing) with the other party during a video call (video call) in real-time.
Similar screen-sharing has previously existed on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meets.
Usually, screen-sharing is used during virtual meetings, so that all meeting participants can see the document at the same time.
The screen-sharing feature on WhatsApp has been tested by a handful of users who have updated the beta application version 22.214.171.124 on the Google Play Store app store.
According to the WABetaInfo developer site, WhatsApp users have full control over the screen-sharing process. During a video call, users can alternate screen content that they want to share with all participants.
However, there are some limitations to this feature. This function cannot be activated when making a video call in a large group. It is not yet known how many maximum participants can take advantage of screen-sharing.
Quoted from FinancialExpress, how to screen-sharing when making a video call is also quite simple. When the feature is available, users will see a new icon for screen sharing in video calls. Just press the icon and the user can share the screen to chat friends.
Along with screen-sharing, WhatsApp has also made some minor changes to the app’s interface design. One of them, changing the layout of the navigation buttons on the bottom side.
Users can access the ‘Chats’, ‘Calls’, ‘Communities’ and ‘Status’ options in the new navigation bar. Currently, these updates can only be experienced by some WhatsApp users who have updated to the latest beta version.
It is not yet clear when WhatsApp will release it for all users officially.
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