WhatsApp Now Lets You Send Up to 60-Second Video Messages


WhatsApp has introduced a new way to communicate – instant video messages. Users can now record and send personal video messages up to 60 seconds long directly within WhatsApp chats.

With video messages, you can capture and share moments, reactions, news, and anything else you want to convey with the emotion and power of video. It provides a real-time way to respond to chats and connect visually with your contacts.

How Does It Work?

Sending a video message is as easy as sending a voice message. Just tap the video icon to switch to video mode, then hold down the button to record your message. You can lock the recording to keep your hands free.

Once received, video messages play automatically on mute in the chat window. Tapping the video will turn on the sound.

Key Features

  • Shoot 60-second video messages without leaving WhatsApp
  • Encrypted end-to-end, keeping your videos secure
  • Convenient recording and playback right in the chat
  • A more visual, engaging way to connect with contacts 

The new video messaging capability builds on WhatsApp’s popular voice messaging tool by adding the power of video. It’s aimed at making communication easier, more casual, more fun, and more visually expressive. The feature is rolling out globally over the coming weeks.

The launch of video messaging builds on several new features WhatsApp has introduced over the past few months. Recently, the company added the ability to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers. It also gave users the power to edit sent messages within a 15-minute window. Additionally, WhatsApp is reportedly developing user handles to replace phone numbers. The rollout of video messages shows WhatsApp’s commitment to enhancing how people communicate on the platform. This latest capability provides an engaging new way for users to share moments and reactions visually.

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