Exciting news about WhatsApp that you're going to love! If you know how voice messages changed the game, making it super easy to share our voices hold on tight because it's getting even better!

WhatsApp is introducing instant video messages – yes, you heard it right! Now, you can record and share short personal videos directly in the chat as an alternative to text. No need to create stories or fuss around with clips. Just tap to switch to video mode, and hold to record your message – yes, like SnapChat, you guessed it!

How to use WhatsApp Video Messages

  • Open a chat with a contact on WhatsApp
  • Press the microphone icon you use for voice messages on the bottom right of the screen until it changes to a video icon
  • From there, you can record a video message that is up to 60 seconds long
  • Share!

Similar to voice messages, these video messages are real-time and last for 60 seconds, giving you the perfect opportunity to react with all the emotions that can be conveyed in the video as opposed to just text.

Whether you want to share exciting news, a vlog, or even bring a friend up to speed about the event you are at, WhatsApp's video messages will let you do it all. Your privacy is also safeguarded, as video messages are protected with end-to-end encryption, so you can share your moments with confidence.