In the recent update of the WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52, a new preview feature for video messages has been discovered. This preview “Video Message” will appear within the chat list if you receive a video message from someone. The preview is a step towards developing the video message feature. It allows users to record short videos for up to 60 seconds for their contacts. The video message feature is still in the works and is not available to everyone yet. It is currently only available to some beta testers.
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It’s worth noting that video messages differ from videos in that you can only record and send them in real-time. Recipients can tell that you recorded the video message on the spot, which makes it more personal and timely. Additionally, video messages are end-to-end encrypted, which means that only the recipients can view them. Even WhatsApp itself cannot access them. Furthermore, you cannot save or forward video messages. But users can still record them using the screen recording feature. You cannot send the video through the view once mode.
According to Wabetainfo, the video message feature is being developed for WhatsApp on all platforms, but it is still unclear when it will be released. We still need to take many other steps, such as ensuring video messages are compatible with other platforms. However, the WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206’s latest preview feature for video messages is a positive sign that the release of the feature is getting closer.
The preview feature is not just for video messages, as it is also available for images, videos, GIFs, and stickers. Last year, the developers made this feature compatible with reactions, and now it displays video messages correctly within the chat list. This feature makes it easier for users to identify and access media content in their chats.
When the video message feature is released, it will be a valuable addition to the app, allowing users to send short video messages to their contacts in real-time. It will also add another layer of security with end-to-end encryption. We will update our readers as soon as more information about the video message feature becomes available.