Meta-owned WhatsApp announced that it is widely rolling out a video message feature for users. 

WhatsApp has recently announced a significant enhancement to its anticipated short video messaging feature. With this new feature, users can now send instant video messages similar to voice messages. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, shared a brief clip showcasing the functionality of this feature. In the clip, a circular-shaped video was demonstrated, along with a clear explanation of how to send such video messages.

The duration of these video messages can be up to 60 seconds, and once the recipient opens the chat, the video message automatically plays with sound (mute off). Users can easily switch to video mode by pressing a button and send video messages to their contacts. Initially, this feature is available for iOS and Android users, but WhatsApp plans to roll it out for IOS and Android users in the coming weeks. However, the company has not yet disclosed the exact release date.

This innovative addition to WhatsApp’s messaging capabilities is expected to enhance the way users communicate with each other. The ability to send video messages instantly and effortlessly can prove to be immensely useful in various scenarios, such as conveying emotions, sharing experiences, or simply making communication more engaging.

Furthermore, this feature aligns with the growing trend of using multimedia to enrich conversations. As people increasingly prefer visual content over traditional text-based communication, WhatsApp’s move towards enhancing video messaging demonstrates its commitment to staying ahead in the competitive messaging app market.

In the future, WhatsApp may consider expanding this feature to include more options and customization, allowing users to add filters, stickers, or even edit the videos directly within the app. By doing so, they would not only cater to the demand for creative expression but also offer a more versatile and captivating messaging experience.

As WhatsApp continues to evolve and introduce exciting features, it solidifies its position as one of the leading messaging platforms worldwide. Users can eagerly look forward to experiencing this new video messaging feature and exploring the possibilities it brings to their everyday conversations.

Sharing a video message is just as easy as sending a voice message. All you need to do is tap to switch to video mode, and then hold the button to start recording your video. For added convenience, you can swipe up to activate the hands-free recording mode. When you open a video message in a chat, it will automatically play without sound, but you can easily enable the audio by tapping on the video.

To ensure the privacy and security of your messages, video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption.

The rollout of video messages has already commenced, and it will be accessible to all users over the next few weeks.