Soumya Prakash Pradhan

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Meta, is focused on enhancing user satisfaction by introducing new features.

Recently, the company introduced a message-editing feature for Android users.

Now, the company is preparing to launch an exciting addition called video messages for both Android and iOS platforms.

With this feature, users can share short videos, up to 60 seconds in length, with their contacts, making communication more engaging and enjoyable.

Introducing Video Messages 

WhatsApp, as reported by reliable source WABetaInfo, has started the gradual release of the video message feature to beta testers on both iOS and Android platforms.

This new feature allows users to easily share short video clips, up to 60 seconds in duration, with their contacts.

To access this functionality, iOS users should update their WhatsApp to version, while Android users should update to version

How to Use the Video Message Feature

To check if the video message feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account, follow these simple steps.

In any conversation, tap the microphone button located in the chat bar.

If it changes into a video camera button, which means the feature is enabled, and you can now record video messages.

When sending or receiving a video message, you can tap the video once to enlarge it and listen to the accompanying audio, as shown in the attached screenshot.

For seamless communication, it is recommended to encourage your recipients to update their WhatsApp version so they can receive your video messages smoothly.

Privacy and Security Measures

WhatsApp maintains a strong commitment to the privacy and security of its users.

As a result, all video messages sent through the app are end-to-end encrypted.

This encryption ensures that even WhatsApp itself cannot access the content of the messages, offering users peace of mind regarding the confidentiality of their videos.

It is important to note that video messages cannot be directly forwarded within the app.

However, users have the option to save video messages using screen recording methods if desired, as the "view once" mode does not apply to video messages.