WhatsApp Updates Web App To Include Screen Sharing and Speaker Spotlight Feature

A Zoom-like competitor emerges

By Joseph-Albert Kuuire 1 Min Read

WhatsApp has introduced screen sharing with audio support and a new speaker spotlight feature for its web platform.

The platform is also increasing the limit for video call participants to up to 32 people.

The new speaker spotlight update will automatically highlight the participant who’s talking on a video call and make them appear first on the screen.

New Codec For Poor Connections

Additionally, WhatsApp parent Meta introduced the Meta Low Bitrate (MLow) codec on WhatsApp to improve call reliability even if the user has poor network connectivity or uses an older device.

MLow is already available on Instagram and Messenger calls and is now rolling out on WhatsApp to enhance the calling experience across Meta platforms.

The new update will roll out to all eligible users over the next few weeks.

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Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator, editor, and journalist at Tech Labari. Email: joseph@techlabari.com Twitter: @jakuuire
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