WhatsApp introduces mute video option

By: News Desk      Published: 06:31 PM, 9 Feb, 2021
WhatsApp introduces mute video option

The video calling service and chat app WhatsApp, who has been recently landed in controversy and suffered a major backlash after it forced its users to accept the new changes in its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, has been working on a lot of features to improve the users’ experience and keep them intact.

One such feature, WhatsApp has introduced for the beta testing is the ‘mute’ option while sharing videos.

The new 'mute' feature will allow users to mute videos before sharing them with their contacts. The option will appear in the form of a volume icon that users will have to tap to mute while pressing it again will bring the volume back.

The feature is likely to roll out for all users as soon as all bugs and issues are fixed. WhatsApp beta users on version 2.21.3.13 will receive the feature to mute videos that will allow them to remove the sound of a video clip before sharing.

The toggle is available in the section where you usually edit the video.

The mute option will be available on its video-editing screen along with emoji and text edit features. The option will appear in the form of a volume icon that users will have to tap to mute while pressing it again will bring the volume back.

WhatsApp has rolled out this feature for more users having a beta build. It might also appear in a previous update but it’s very recommended to update to the latest 2.21.3.13 beta update.

Other options like Sketch, Text, and Smiley features will be just the same. As of now, it's unclear when this feature would be made available for users in a stable version.

The company is also working on a multi-device support feature that should land on the stable version soon. The report suggests that the Beta users on the older version might get this feature.