WhatsApp Video Calls Gets Major Upgrade With Innovative Features And Here’s What To Expect

Popular texting platform WhatsApp just updated its video calling offering for users with some enticing new upgrades worth mentioning.

The company explained on Thursday how it would be rolling out a dynamic screen share option that comes embedded with support for audio. In addition to that, there would be another new feature called Speak Spotlight. Furthermore, the company is raising the limit designated for video calls to 32 individuals.

Last year, we saw Meta’s popular platform mention how its goal was more linked to enhancing support for users’ screen sharing when carrying out video-based calls. Now, the platform is equipped in a manner by increasing support while sharing audio with the screen. In this way, users can watch videos with contacts present on WhatsApp calls.

In other news, the company is also bringing up the limit for the number included in video call conversations. This means up to 32 people can participate in a single call. It’s a mega different from what was witnessed in the past where users present on Windows and Mac could only add up to 16 people or 8 members.

The company explained how support for all video calls aligned with FaceTime from Apple and how it also enabled both iPhones and iPads to have a greater number of individuals participating in a video call. But we have to admit that both Zoom and Google Meeet would only have close to 100 people included, even if the tier is so basic.

This array of new updates on the app has also brought forward another exciting offering called Speaker Spotlight. This is done to highlight when a certain member is speaking on the call and also simultaneously make that member pop up across the screen.

In addition to that, we saw the app’s parent company roll out a lower bitrate codec for the platform to enhance call reliability. This means that even if users have bad network connectivity or make use of an old phone, they can benefit.

This feature being spoken about above is a major upgrade to the usual open-source codec in use called Opus. Facebook’s parent firm had rolled that out across a host of real-time goods involved in communication.

This new codec is said to roll out an audio quality that’s two times better than the classic Opus while ensuring computational complexity remains at a new low than what was seen with the open-source version.

MLow is seen on Meta’s other apps like Messenger as well as its Instagram platform. Finally, it’s getting launched across WhatsApp to better users’ caller experience throughout Meta’s apps.

Other than MLow, the company explained through another blog post how there were plenty of plans in place to generate the newest calling-based upgrades so that all eligible users could benefit in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

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