According to reports, Whatsapp has started rolling out a new feature that will allow users to mute a video before sending it to the recipient. The instant messaging application is rolling out this feature to select beta testers.
Reports by WABetaInfo suggest that the mute video option is being rolled out to beta users, and while the feature might be spotted in different versions of the application, users should update the app to the latest 18.104.22.168 beta version to make use of the new feature. In the screenshot shared by the website, one can see the option of muting the video along with the trimming option.
As the standard procedure goes, the application is out of the development stage and has entered the testing phase. Once the features have been tested, it is expected to surface on the stable version of the instant messaging application.
The new mute video option can be found in the “edit video” section on the app. The feature will be beneficial for users who want to send a video but don’t want to include the audio in the file. “After enabling Advanced Wallpaper features and Disappearing messages, WhatsApp is working on new features now. The next feature, available in a future update, will allow muting videos before sending to contact or your status updates,” a report by WABetaInfo read.
In addition to the mute video option, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working on the ‘Read Later’ feature that will replace the existing Archive Chats. The new feature is said to be a part of the WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 beta for iPhone.
Furthermore, WhatsApp has also started rolling out advanced wallpaper features to more users. This feature lets users set a different wallpaper for each chat. You can choose to set one wallpaper for all chats on WhatsApp, or manually select a different one for each chat. The messaging app, in recent days, has also, announced a new safety feature for WhatsApp Web and desktop users. With the help of this new feature, the user will be able to have better control over the desktop version of the app. The user will also be able to log out from any desktop by using their primary smartphone.