WhatsApp Is Rolling Out Support For Screen Sharing
The hugely popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that will allow people to share their screen with other people, even if they are using a different platform.
WhatsApp has been testing this feature with a select group of Android users for months now, but this is the first time that we’ve seen it roll out to more people and across all devices.
Now, it’s starting to roll out on iOS and Windows for the first time.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature via a post on Facebook and Instagram. The feature is still rolling out and it could take a while for it to be made available to everyone, so don’t panic if you aren’t seeing it just yet.
As for the feature itself, TechCrunch notes that people need just choose the Share icon and from there they can choose to share their screens. File sharing is also supported for documents, photos, and even shopping carts with contacts on video calls.
Sharing screens with other people is already available on a number of other platforms, but what sets WhatsApp out from the crowd is its cross-platform support coupled with its huge user base that instantly makes it a great option for people around the world.
WhatsApp is also rolling out landscape video call support as well, which will be much needed when using the new screen sharing feature.
Everyone hoping to be able to use the new screen sharing feature should download the most recent WhatsApp update on their platform of choice before testing it.