WhatsApp may soon let you listen to video and music audio simultaneously on video calls

WhatsApp introduced screen-sharing functionality for video calls earlier this year. The long-awaited feature allows users to share the screen during video calls like Google Meet or Zoom. Now, the Meta-owned instant messaging platform is reportedly bringing some changes to this functionality. WhatsApp may soon let you share music audio while sharing your screen during a video call. The feature was reportedly spotted in WhatsApp beta for iOS version which is available on the TestFlight app.

according to a report According to WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the app is working on a new feature that will allow iPhone users to share their audio while sharing their screen during a video call. This will let users listen to video and music audio together when someone shares their screen in a video call. The ability to share video and music audio in real-time during screen-sharing sessions is expected to increase interactions on the platform – especially during presentations and virtual gatherings.

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Video and music audio sharing feature spotted in development on WhatsApp
Photo Credit: WABetaInfo

The new feature was spotted on the latest beta version of WhatsApp for iOS which is available through the official TestFlight beta program. According to the feature tracker, the actual functionality and features have not yet been released to users on the beta testing channel as it is still in development.

The publication includes a preview of the Share Music Audio feature which appears to be achieved by enabling hidden features that are still being worked on. WABetaInfo also says that the feature will not work with WhatsApp voice calls, and it will also not be available on video calls where video is disabled.

WhatsApp began supporting screen sharing in video calls in August to compete with video-conferencing platforms. This functionality can be accessed by tapping on the share icon. The company has also started allowing landscape mode in video calls to support this functionality.

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