WhatsApp to introduce video messaging feature

The CEO of Meta (Parent company of WhatsApp), Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the social media platform will be launching video messages.

The roll out which kicked on Saturday will allow users to record and share short, personal videos directly in the WhatsApp Chat.

Mark Zuckerberg said, “New for WhatsApp — we’re adding the ability to instantly record and share a video message in your WhatsApp chats. It’s as easy as sending a quick voice message.”

In a press statement announcing the new feature, WhatsApp said, “We’re excited to build on this feature with new instant video messages. Now you can record and share short personal videos directly in the chat.”

“Video messages are a real-time way to respond to chats with whatever you want to say and show in 60 seconds. We think these will be a fun way to share moments with all the emotion that comes from video, whether it’s wishing someone a happy birthday, laughing at a joke, or bringing good news.”

“Sending a video message is as simple as sending a voice message. Just tap to switch to video mode, and hold to record the video. You can also swipe up to lock and record the video hands-free. Videos will play automatically on mute when opened in a chat, and tapping on the video will start the sound. Video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption to keep your messages secure.” The statement read.

The statement further revealed that the video messages feature will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

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