The latest update to the app, version 184.108.40.206, brings a new feature that is still in development: video messages. WhatsApp is working on the ability to record and send video messages, which will have a circular shape to distinguish them from regular videos. The feature is not yet ready, as evidenced by the weird white background view, but it gives us an idea of how the user interface will look during the recording of a video message.
A video message is different from a regular video in that it is recorded and sent in real-time. This means that the recipient can tell that the message was just recorded and it feels more personal and timely. Recording a video message definitely helps ensure the authenticity of the video.
One of the most significant aspects of video messages is that they will be end-to-end encrypted. This means that only the recipients can see them, not even WhatsApp. Additionally, users will be able to record video messages for up to 60 seconds. It is important to note that users will not be able to save and forward video messages, but it will still be possible to record them via screen recording since the video is not sent using the view once mode.
The ability to send video messages is currently under development and is planned to be released in a future update of WhatsApp. While there is no official timeline for the release of this feature, it is exciting to see that WhatsApp is constantly working on improving its app to meet the needs of its users.
The addition of video messages to WhatsApp is a great feature that will make communication more personal and engaging. With end-to-end encryption, users can rest assured that their messages are secure and only visible to the intended recipients. It will be interesting to see how this new feature will be received by WhatsApp users once it is officially released.
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