Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, recently announced the introduction of video messages on WhatsApp. This new feature allows WhatsApp users to send short, personalized videos directly within their chat conversations, similar to the popular audio messages but with some differences.
Just like the voice messages on WhatsApp, the instant video messages permit users to respond to chats in real-time, recording up to 60 seconds of video content. To ensure security and privacy, WhatsApp has confirmed that these video messages will be protected by end-to-end encryption.
The new video messages have several interesting use cases, including sending birthday wishes, sharing laughter over a joke, or delivering good news to friends and family.
Using the video messages feature is straightforward. In a chat, users can easily switch to video mode with a single tap and then hold the record button to capture their personalized video message. For hands-free recording, users can swipe up to lock the recording.
The rollout of the video messages feature has already commenced, and WhatsApp users worldwide can expect to see this feature added to their app in the coming weeks.