WhatsApp has added a new feature to its messaging platform in other to improve it. Known as Instant Video Messages, the feature is designed to allow users record and share short videos of up to 60 seconds directly in the chat.
Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp said:
Video messages are a real-time way to respond to chats with whatever you want to say and show in 60 seconds. We think these will be a fun way to share moments with all the emotion that comes from video, whether it’s wishing someone a happy birthday, laughing at a joke, or bringing good news.
The feature which is available to both Android and iOS was initially rolled out to beta users, back in June of this year. WhatsApp is now making this available to its global users. If you are yet to receive it, you might be getting it in the coming week.
How To Record Instant Video Messages On WhatsApp?
To use this feature, Go to chats, 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. Video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption to keep your messages secure.