As one of the most widely used messaging apps, WhatsApp has consistently added new functionality to keep its user base engaged. But this time, WhatsApp has taken extra measures to spice up the IM experience. Recently, WhatsApp added the ability to send brief video messages. You’ve found the right place if this is of interest to you.
How to Send Video Messages on WhatsApp
Beta users of WhatsApp can now send and receive video messages. Sign-ups for the WhatsApp beta have ended on both platforms, so most users will have to hold off on installing the update until it becomes available to everyone. Okay, so let’s begin.
Only select WhatsApp beta testers can access the new video messages feature at this time. WhatsApp 18.104.22.168 for Android, and 22.214.171.124 for iOS, are the minimum requirements for proper functionality.
- Launch the WhatsApp app on your Android or iOS device.
- Now, open up a chat screen that you plan to send the video message.
- At the bottom of the chat screen beside the text box, you should see the green microphone button.
- Tap on the mic button for it to change into a video icon button.
- If the button changes, you have the feature. If it doesn’t, you will have to wait.
- You can choose to tap and hold on to the video icon button or also choose to look at it if you don’t want to hold the button.
- Tap on the red button to stop the video recording.
- You can preview the video and then send it to the person right away.
- The video message in the chat screen will be displayed in a circular text bubble.
This concludes the tutorial on making and sending WhatsApp videos. A small group of beta testers can access the feature at the moment, so the answer is yes. The feature will initially launch for all beta testers and then gradually roll out to the rest of the users over the coming weeks.