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The most recent version of WhatsApp borrows features from business-oriented video call services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. According to WABetaInfo, the messaging app is in the process of releasing a screen sharing feature that will record and share your screen’s contents with whoever is on the other end of the video chat.
The feature’s icon is a phone with an arrow pointing out of it, and it appears at the bottom of WhatsApp calls alongside other well-known options like switching cameras, muting, and disabling video. A screen asking if you want to “Start recording or casting with WhatsApp?” and a warning that the corporation will have access to any passwords, photographs, or payment data you display appear when you click the new button. Clicking “Start now” is the only thing left to do if you’re comfortable with it. Then, at any point during the call, you can stop sharing your screen.
Screen sharing is currently only accessible to a small group of Android beta testers, but it should become available to more people in the upcoming weeks. However, it might not function with those who don’t have the most recent version of WhatsApp downloaded, larger group calls, or older Android devices. Apple built a similar screen sharing functionality into FaceTime talks in January if you own an iPhone or iPad and don’t feel obligated to use WhatsApp.