WhatsApp brings out short video messages feature for iOS & Android

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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WhatsApp introduces instant video messages
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Meta-owned WhatsApp has introduced a new feature to the app that enables users to send short video messages.

The new feature now allows users to record short videos and send them as an alternative to text messages, while earlier users could either reply with the help of instant audio or text message.

These real-time video messages can be up to 60 second-long. The company claims these messages to be end-to-end encrypted. The roll out of the feature has already begun and will be soon available to all users globally.

Meta CEO Mr. Mark Zuckerberg shared a Facebook post to reveal the new update. A video recorder icon will be placed next to the text box, which can be used to make short videos of up to 60 seconds, according to the statement.

The company said that “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.”

The video messages can be used to record birthday messages, share good news, or any information with a personalized touch. Video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption to keep your messages secure.

The feature is currently rolling out gradually and will be available to users globally in the coming days on Android as well as iOS, as per the statement.

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