Picture this: you’re at work, and your spouse messages you that there are no more eggs in the fridge, so you should buy a few on your way back home. You can’t respond right away, as it can take some time to text back. A lot of people out there are frustrated by the idea of writing text messages on a touchscreen, believe it or not. Therefore, sending a voice message suddenly becomes a much better idea.
But the guys from Meta know very well that WhatsApp users always want more. WhatsApp itself is constantly improving and adapting to users’ demands, and it has now happened once again because of the implementation of a new feature that enhances communication probably more than ever.
WhatsApp allows users to send instant video messages of up to 60 seconds long
Meta explains in an official post that the possibility to send a video message on WhatsApp is now available, but there are some downsides if we can call them like that. First of all, an instant video message that you send to someone on the platform must not exceed one minute in length. In other words, you need to choose your words carefully so that they’ll fit in 60 seconds.
Here’s a relevant quote from the post in question issued by Meta itself:
Voice messages on WhatsApp changed the way people communicate by providing a quick and secure way to share your voice. We’re excited to build on this feature with new instant video messages. Now you can record and share short personal videos directly in the chat.
Video messages are a real-time way to respond to chats with whatever you want to say and show in 60 seconds. We think these will be a fun way to share moments with all the emotion that comes from video, whether it’s wishing someone a happy birthday, laughing at a joke, or bringing good news.
WhatsApp’s video message feature mirrors the simplicity of sending voice messages. A mere tap effortlessly switches you to video mode, giving you the chance to record your heartfelt expressions with ease. When it comes to hands-free convenience, a quick swipe up engages the lock, allowing you to record without any fuss.
Upon opening the video in a chat, the recipient will find it playing automatically, even if it’s muted. To evoke emotions through sound, a gentle tap on the video awakens its audio, filling the digital space with your heartfelt words and sentiments.
WhatsApp’s commitment to user security and the integration of video messages into your digital conversations elevates the joy of connecting with loved ones, making heartfelt expressions as simple as a touch, and as intimate as a whisper in their ear.
In the end, we all need to remember that the new instant video message feature on WhatsApp is also protected by end-to-end encryption, similar to text messages sent on the same platform. This means that you’re protected from curious minds.