The new WhatsApp features include the introduction of screen-sharing and using usernames.
Just when you think WhatsApp has offered everything it has, the company is set to launch two new features to improve user experience.
The first new feature is the screen-sharing feature that will be accessible to users who install the Android 126.96.36.199 update.
Upon updating, users will see a new icon in the call control view during a video call. When the user chooses to share their screen, everything that’s visible on their device’s screen display will be recorded and shared with the recipient. That particular portion of the shared call is also recorded.
The screen-sharing feature will be useful for playing games, sharing photos, or troubleshooting technical issues with friends and family.
However, this screen-sharing feature may not work on older versions of the Android system and may not function in large group calls.
According to WABetainfo, the screen-sharing feature is available for users with WhatsApp beta app on Android.
Introduction of usernames
The second feature is the introduction of usernames, but it’s still in beta test. The username feature was spotted in the beta version 188.8.131.52 for Android.
This feature allows users to set their own unique username which can make it easier for their contacts to look for them on the platform.
The username feature also allows users to find and connect with others without the need to share phone numbers.
Since it’s still under development, it’s still too early to gauge the other benefits of the username feature.