WhatsApp, earlier this year, introduced screen-sharing for video calls, and now reports suggest that the Meta-owned platform is enhancing this feature further. The upcoming addition may allow users to share music audio while screen-sharing during video calls. This feature was reportedly identified in the WhatsApp beta for iOS version 188.8.131.52, accessible through the TestFlight app.
According to WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the platform is developing a new feature enabling iPhone users to share audio while simultaneously screen-sharing during video calls. This would allow users to listen to video and music audio together, enhancing real-time interactions, particularly during presentations and virtual gatherings.
Although spotted in the latest beta version (184.108.40.206) on TestFlight, the feature is still in development and not yet available to users on the beta testing channel. WABetaInfo has shared a preview of the share music audio feature, emphasizing that it won’t function with WhatsApp voice calls and will be unavailable in video calls where the video is disabled.
WhatsApp introduced screen sharing in video calls in August, aiming to compete with popular video-conferencing platforms. Users can access this functionality by tapping the share icon. Additionally, the company has introduced landscape mode in video calls to support the screen-sharing feature.