With the increasing importance of voice and video calls, WhatsApp has become an indispensable messaging app for millions. A Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for WhatsApp is available for Windows 11, but it lacks some functionality compared to the mobile version.
For instance, the Windows 11 version of WhatsApp does not support screen-sharing. Meta wants to change that, and with today’s update, you can do so with a single click on your desktop. This choice has always been accessible from mobile devices, and now it’s coming to computers.
During a video call, you have the option of sharing your screen by selecting the “share” button. As can be seen in the image below, screen sharing is as simple as selecting the app window you wish to share, or you can go full screen, revealing the desktop, taskbar, and all applications.
You can mute the caller and still share your screen by clicking a button during the call. Meta is currently seeding the WhatsApp update for Windows 11 users, so it may not appear for everyone.
If you can’t wait for the official update and want to try out this new feature right away, you can get the beta version of WhatsApp and use it.
WhatsApp allows Windows app login without a QR code.
Facebook is working on a version of WhatsApp for Windows 11 that won’t require a smartphone to use. The one-time password (OTP) that is sent to the registered number can be used to log in to WhatsApp desktop instead of a QR code.
Many updates have been made to the WhatsApp Windows 11 app. The right-click menu, for instance, was overhauled in the latest major update so that users have access to more responses and formatting choices.
The upcoming update for WhatsApp on Windows 11 is expected to introduce several exciting features, including:
- Ability to upload high-quality videos.
- Sticker suggestions: WhatsApp can soon suggest stickers when you enter an emoji into the chat box, similar to Telegram.
- Chat filters: You can filter conversations in the chat list. Your chat can be organized into personal, business, or unread.