WhatsApp now supports screen sharing in video calls

Vlad, 08 August 2023

WhatsApp's quest to add as many features as possible shows no signs of stopping. Case in point, a new one. Today Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Meta-owned messaging service now supports screen sharing in video calls.

The feature is pretty self-explanatory. Using it, you can share documents, photos, or whatever else may be on your screen.

WhatsApp now supports screen sharing in video calls

This has been in development for a few months now, having gone out to beta testers back in May. You can access it by tapping on the Share icon. Then you choose whether you want to share a specific app only or your entire screen, no matter what. If this sounds familiar, it's because Zoom and Google Meet's screen sharing functions work in a very similar way.

Is this WhatsApp's way of trying to gain some business territory from those aforementioned competitors? It's hard to tell, but this can also work for helping out a relative with tech support, can't it? So it doesn't have to be all about PowerPoints.

WhatsApp now supports screen sharing in video calls

As usual, the new feature is rolling out in a phased manner, so you may not see it right away. It will be available on Android, iOS, and through the Windows desktop client for everyone in due course.

To complement screen sharing, WhatsApp is also allowing landscape mode video calls now.

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Reader comments

  • Goodfellow
  • 10 Aug 2023
  • XVE

Don't worry whatsass is working on a complete suite like google and ms. This app is only good for normies who like convivences.

  • Anonymous
  • 10 Aug 2023
  • PxG

Teams Killer App! from copy paster Zuck!

  • DRH
  • 09 Aug 2023
  • 8xZ

Come on 😒 who cares if it was first in another app, just fan boys care about who was first. To most end users, they just like the feature to be available and expect a smooth experiencie with it.

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