WhatsApp has introduced a new feature to enhance the video-calling experience on its platform, enabling users to share their screens during calls. The announcement of this screen sharing feature was made by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg explained that this new feature will enable users to share various types of content, such as documents, photos, and even shopping carts, with their contacts while engaged in video calls.
The feature has undergone development for several months, with beta testers gaining access to it in May. To utilize this feature, users need to tap the Share icon and then choose whether they wish to share a specific application or their entire screen. This process mirrors the screen sharing functionality of platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.
While the exact intent behind WhatsApp’s introduction of this feature is not confirmed, it does offer versatile applications beyond business-related functions. Beyond its potential for presentations, this feature could prove valuable for offering technical assistance to family members and in various other contexts, broadening its utility beyond the scope of business conferences.
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