In a bid to enhance the user experience, WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has introduced a new feature that allows users to share the content of their screens with everyone on a video call. The feature, currently available to some WhatsApp beta testers on iOS, is aimed at making communication more interactive and efficient.
Screen-Sharing Feature on WhatsApp Video Calls
The screen-sharing feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, a reliable source for WhatsApp beta updates. In the latest WhatsApp beta build (version 188.8.131.52) for iOS, users can now share their phone’s content in real-time during a video call. By enabling the feature, a dedicated icon will appear at the bottom of the screen, granting users the ability to share everything displayed on their screen, including notifications.
According to WABetaInfo, the shared content will be recorded and remotely shared with all participants on the video call. This feature opens up various possibilities, such as demonstrating apps, sharing presentations, or even providing technical support to friends and family. Users have complete control over the screen-sharing feature and can choose to enable or disable it at any time during the call. Furthermore, content sharing is only possible with the user’s permission, ensuring privacy and security.
The introduction of this feature coincides with WhatsApp’s recent efforts to allow users to access their accounts on multiple devices, including both smartphones and computers. This update will enable seamless multitasking and provide greater flexibility for users who frequently switch between devices.
In addition to the screen-sharing feature, WhatsApp has also been working on bringing multiple account support to its mobile app. This forthcoming feature will cater to users who manage multiple WhatsApp accounts, allowing them to switch between different profiles without the need for multiple installations or third-party apps.
Moreover, WhatsApp’s previous testing build (version 184.108.40.206) for iOS included an enhanced interface for advertising status updates. Users now have the option to boost their status updates on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, effectively reaching a wider audience and leading potential customers to engage in a conversation on WhatsApp.
As WhatsApp continues to innovate and introduce new features, it solidifies its position as a leading messaging platform, constantly striving to provide its users with a seamless and engaging communication experience. While the screen-sharing feature is currently being tested in the beta version for iOS, it is expected to roll out to all iOS users in the near future, revolutionizing the way people interact during video calls on WhatsApp.
Netflix Co-CEO Rules Out App for Apple Vision Pro for Now
Recently, pre-orders for the Apple Vision Pro were started. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst has reported sales of around 160,000 to 180,000 units of the Vision Pro. In context to the sales of Apple Vision Pro, Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters revealed in an interview that there is no need for the Netflix app in Apple’s VR headset.
In that interview, Peters also defined that the number of subscribers can’t justify the attempts to port an app for a platform. In the future, there may be a Netflix app for Apple’s VR headset, but currently, Netflix is adopting a wait-and-see approach. For now, YouTube and Spotify have no plans for dedicated apps.
As we also mentioned in the recent post of the Apple Vision Pro, you can use the apps via the browser in the Vision Pro. Apple’s own Apple TV+ streaming services are available on the Apple Vision Pro, which features “Apple Immersive Video” with Spatial Audio and 180° 3D footage in 8K resolution.
Similarly, Netflix has also a VR app which was launched in back 2015, that also offers VR Content and includes a 360° video for the Stranger Things Series, but for now, it’s not available in Apple Vision Pro. Netflix has a ton of VR movies that you can also check out.
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New Sharing Feature in WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Android
WhatsApp has undergone notable changes, introducing new colors and status updates for both its website and app. Whatsapp is currently in the process of rolling out a fresh update through the TestFlight beta program, named version 220.127.116.11. Within the app’s settings, the version is identified as 18.104.22.168, while the TestFlight build stands at 24.1.10(555067882).
WhatsApp beta for Android, in its 22.214.171.124 version, is rolling out a significant feature. Users can now create and share polls within their channels, fostering interactive engagement by collecting feedback, opinions, and preferences directly from their followers. The latest WhatsApp beta test for iOS, marked as version 126.96.36.199, is also geared up to incorporate this polling feature.
WhatsApp ensures that the choices made by channel followers during voting remain secure and anonymous. Currently available to beta testers, the feature to share polls in channels can be accessed by installing the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS and other Android phones via the TestFlight app. It will be available to everyone in the coming days.
While polls on various platforms often disappear within 24 hours, it remains to be seen whether WhatsApp will adopt a similar approach or introduce its own unique twist.
X (Twitter) Rolls Out Audio and Video Calling for Android Platform
X (formerly Twitter) is going to introduce voice and video calls on Android. The Audio and Video Calls feature has already been available for iOS users since October last year, and now the feature is going to be available for Android users. But you need X premium subscription to make calls. You can receive calls for free.
You can see the Audio and Video Calls option in the settings tab of DM. Users can also control privacy settings from the settings page by selecting from the three options of who can call them: accounts they follow, people in their contact book, verified users, etc. If you want to know more about audio and video calls on X, then you can read more by clicking here.
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