WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, but it still lacks some basic features such as a dedicated mode for capturing videos. This should change soon.
While WhatsApp is testing a new companion mode that allows multiple devices to be connected to the same accountthe American giant would also like to equip its application with a brand new dedicated video mode, if we are to believe the information unearthed by WABetaInfo.
So far, to capture video on WhatsApp, you had to click the camera icon in a chat. A single menu then appeared, allowing you to take a photo with a single click, or to keep your finger pressed on the shutter to record a video. This might not be practical in all situations, so WhatsApp will eventually introduce a video mode similar to what is found in the native Camera application of your smartphone.
Recording videos on WhatsApp will soon become even easier
Thanks to this new independent video section, you will no longer have to hold your finger down on the button to record a video. It will be enough for you press the shutter button once to start the video, then again to stop it.
So, if you want to attach your camera to a tripod and walk away from the phone while recording, you won’t be able to do that. Another advantage of this mode is that it allows switch between rear camera and front camera while recording a video, which is not possible with the only current mixed mode.
As with all new WhatsApp features, this is currently in the testing phase. So you shouldn’t expect to see her anytime soon. The company has released this latest version of WhatsApp to a select group of beta testers, but since it’s a fairly light change to the interface, it’s expected that this novelty will be available soon. for everyone over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, remember that WhatsApp will also receive other new features like the Community tab, of the video calls to 32 peopleof the polls in conversationas well as the creation of groups with up to 1024 users. You can even soon send a message to yourself.