META-owned company Whatsapp, offers an easy way for its users for connecting with their loved ones, through messaging, voice or video calls, sending or receiving photos and videos, sharing locations, or any other document. This app currently has more than 2 billion active users in the world and claims to have an end-to-end encrypted technology for sending or receiving messages that can run smoothly over Android, iOs, or desktop.
Whatsapp is working on rolling out a new feature called ‘Screen sharing’ that will add a new tab within the navigation bar which will further allow its users to share their screens during making video calls on this world-wide instant messaging platform to make it comparatively easier to collaborate, illustrate and diagnose various issues remotely.
According to a WABetaInfo report, this new screen-sharing feature will not be available on old versions of Android as the beneficiary might not be able to get the user’s screen content on any outdated version of this platform. It may also not work in case you are doing a large video call.
The other platforms that are well known for having this new feature of ‘Screen-Sharing’ that Whatsapp is launching ‘Screen-sharing’ are Zoom, Google Meet, and others. The report additionally mentioned that this feature will only be enabled if the user allows sharing its screen content.
After updating the app or installing the new version of Whatsapp, you will notice a new icon at the bottom during your video call, which will allow you to share your screen’s content with everyone present on the call. This feature will be available for beta testers on Android before everyone else including iOs.
When you’re using this feature, everything present on your screen, including the notifications that arise, will be recorded and shared remotely with all the people connected to the video call. The report on this matter suggested that for this matter, it is suggested you enable the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode so that you can avoid unexpected notifications.
As per the report, the users will be having complete control over this feature, even when the content of your screen is continuously shared during the call as the content is shared when you give permission and can be stopped whenever you want to.
As per the reports, Whatsapp is currently also working on adding Meta Quest compatibility on Android as a linked device which will enable linking an existing account on Whatsapp to a Meta Quest Device with the help of this feature.