WhatsApp tests audio sharing during video calls, ideal for watch parties

WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging apps and Meta always looks for news updates to add on its messaging platform for a great user experience.

A new WhatsApp update is under process that will change the way users share audio and video messages. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently adding an update that will let users collaborate through audio and videos. This update is already available for WhatsApp Beta on iOS while Android will also soon have this.

This feature was made after WhatsApp implemented an update in August that lets users share their screen while they are on video calls. This new feature will allow users to share their audio while they are on video calls. This feature is best for watch parties as the user would be able to share their audio with an audience on the other side of another call. However, this feature isn't available for voice calls.

On the other side, Meta tests an update that changed the design of sharing status on WhatsApp. This was made so the users could easily share their status without any difficulty. Meta is also trying to link their other social media platforms with WhatsApp. A few Beta testers of WhatsApp saw an update that let them link their Instagram account to their WhatsApp account.

Talking about linking, WhatsApp recently allowed users to link their WhatsApp account to up to four devices even if the main device doesn't have access to the internet. The linked accounts, however, couldn't perform specific functions of their own like updating status. But now, WhatsApp is working on bringing out this feature too which would let all the linked devices perform separately. Android beta version is now allowing users to share their status updates from a linked device. Users can update their status from the linked device just like they do from the main WhatsApp account.

This update isn't working well on many devices and that's because WhatsApp is still testing it. If some users are getting errors when updating their status from a linked device, they should wait a bit more until this update is completely out.

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