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WhatsApp Testing Screen Sharing Feature on Android Phones


Wed 31 May 2023 | 11:22 AM
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WhatsApp's latest update takes a page out of work-centric video call platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 

The messaging app is rolling out a screen-sharing feature that lets Android users record and display the contents of their screen with whoever is on the other end of the video call.

An icon of a phone with an arrow pointing out of it represents the feature and sits alongside longstanding tools like switching cameras, muting, and disabling video that appear at the bottom of WhatsApp calls.

Once a user clicks the new button, a prompt appears asking if they want to "Start recording or casting with WhatsApp?" alongside a disclaimer that the company will have access to any passwords, photos, or payment details displayed. If granted permission, all that's left is to click "Start now." 

The user can then stop sharing your screen at any time during the call. 

The feature is only available to select Android beta testers right now but should roll out to more users in the coming weeks. However, it might not work on older Android models, bigger group calls or with people who don't have WhatsApp's latest version downloaded. 

If a user has an iPhone or iPad and doesn't feel tied to WhatsApp, Apple baked a similar screen sharing feature into FaceTime calls in January.