Whatsapp Video Call On iOS
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Whether it’s connecting with family, collaborating with colleagues, or catching up with friends, WhatsApp has become an integral part of our daily lives. Recently, iPhone users received a game-changing update: the ability to share their screens and audio during video calls. Lets explore this exciting feature, its implications, and how it levels the playing field with Android users.

A Long-Awaited Feature For WhatsApp Users

The inability to share displays during video chats has long been a source of frustration for iPhone owners. iPhone users were left out in the cold, but Android users relished this feature. However, the winds of change are blowing in. The most recent version of WhatsApp (24.9.74) allows iPhone users to easily share their displays when having video calls. The screen-sharing function lets people see each other’s content, including presentations, humorous memes, and heartfelt moments.

Whatsapp Screen Sharing
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But there was a catch. Until now, when iPhone users shared their screens during a video call, the audio remained elusive. Imagine discussing a family photo album or reviewing a document without being able to hear the accompanying commentary. It was like watching a movie with the sound turned off—an incomplete experience. Thankfully, the update fixes this issue. iPhone users can now share both their screens and audio, creating a richer and more immersive conversation.

Bridging The Gap Of Android And iOS

Android users held the upper hand when it came to screen sharing. Their ability to seamlessly combine visuals and audio during video calls gave them an edge. But now, iPhone users can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their Android counterparts. Whether you’re troubleshooting tech issues, collaborating on a project, or simply sharing a funny kitty video, the playing field is level.

Whatsapp Screen Sharing Desktop
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WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta, has been on a roll. Over the last few weeks, they’ve introduced several AI-backed features to enhance the user experience. Let’s take a closer look:

  1. AI Stickers: Create custom stickers that express your thoughts and ideas uniquely.
  2. AI Chats: Ask questions, settle debates, and gain insights from Meta’s AI characters within your group chat.
  3. Photo-realistic Image Generation: Type /imagine to generate images representing ideas, places, or people.

As with any new feature, privacy is paramount. Rest assured, your personal messages with friends and family remain end-to-end encrypted—off-limits to AIs. WhatsApp respects your privacy while enhancing your experience.

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Zayaan Khan
A Mechanical Engineer who wrangles with drones and designs by day and your favorite friendly neighborhood techie/ gearhead by night. I’ve always been intrigued by how everything works. Blessed with penmanship, I take the latest in tech/ automotive news and craft it into something that keeps you glued to your screen! You can simply call me the “The Engineer who writes”