WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is introducing a feature called “screen-sharing” to beta testers on Android.
This new feature allows users to easily share their screen while on a video call. However, it may not be available on older versions of Android, might not function in large group calls, and the recipient may not be able to view the screen content if they are using an outdated version of WhatsApp. Users must provide consent to share their screen content.
Additionally, the WhatsApp beta update includes some minor changes to the bottom navigation bar, with tabs such as Chats, Calls, Communities, and Status appearing in a specific order.
In other news, WhatsApp is reportedly developing a feature called “WhatsApp usernames,” which will enable users to select unique usernames for their accounts. This feature aims to provide an alternative to relying solely on phone numbers to identify contacts. Users may have the option to contact others within the app by entering their usernames without needing to know their phone numbers.