Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp is frequently in the news for its unique and innovative features added to its platform for users. 

Currently, WhatsApp is focusing on enhancing its video calling features for both desktop and smartphone users.

This week, WhatsApp introduced three new features that will be gradually rolled out to all users over the next few weeks, according to a report by WABetaInfo. 

These additions position WhatsApp as a potential alternative to platforms like Zoom or Google Meet for video calling.

One of the new features, currently available in the beta version of WhatsApp, allows users to share their screens during video calls. 

This feature is beneficial for sharing and watching movies or other content with friends and family.

Another significant update enables up to 32 people to join a video call across all devices. 

Additionally, WhatsApp now highlights the speaker during group video calls, ensuring smoother group interactions, similar to other video call platforms.

These features strengthen WhatsApp's position as a competitor to Google Meet and Zoom. 

WhatsApp also emphasises its commitment to improving call quality and enhancing the user experience, particularly for those on fast connections.

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