This month, Meta formerly known as Facebook, added several features to WhatsApp Messenger. After adding features like chat lock, and edit messages, the company has added a new screen-sharing feature on WhatsApp for Android. But screen sharing is currently available for WhatsApp beta.
The new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, the source is well known for finding upcoming WhatsApp features by looking into the beta builds. And as per WABetaInfo the new WhatsApp Beta update with build 126.96.36.199 brings the Screen Sharing feature along with a new placement for tabs within the bottom navigation bar.
The new feature is currently being rolled out to users who have opted for WhatsApp beta. Yes, you need to upgrade to the mentioned build, but some lucky users with build 188.8.131.52 are also seeing the update. Not everyone with a given build may see the new feature as it is currently in the rollout phase.
So that was about the availability, now let’s talk more about the new screen sharing feature on WhatsApp. When on a WhatsApp call, there is a new icon at the bottom, and tapping on the screen share icon will show a prompt with information about recording or casting with WhatsApp. And tapping on the Start Now button will start the screen sharing.
The screenshot shared by WABetaInfo shows almost everything about the new upcoming feature. Yes, users will be easily able to stop screen sharing when it’s not required.
As of now, we don’t have information about its limitations like time limit, recipient limit, required Android version, etc.
The other change reported in the new beta build is the change in the order of the bottom Navigation bar. It may be now in the order: Chats, Calls, Communities, and Status.
Did you get the new changes on your WhatsApp? If yes let us know your experience and any additional information that everyone should know.