WhatsApp offers several in-app editing features for media, and among these is the ability to send videos without sound. WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app in the world. Apart from messages, it lets users share images, videos, and documents. In 2021, it rolled out a feature that allowed users to share media that disappears from chats after it has been viewed once by the recipient. It even lets users choose between three options for photo upload quality.
Despite all the features it offers, WhatsApp still lags behind rival messaging platforms like Signal and Telegram in some aspects. For instance, it still has a 100MB limit for sharing documents on Android smartphones and a 128MB limit on iPhone. Users who want to share larger files will have to use links from third-party cloud storage solutions like Google Drive or iCloud, depending on the smartphone they are using. Another WhatsApp feature that’s been in the works for a while but isn’t available yet is message reactions, which lets users send a quick reaction to a text message using an emoji.
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In 2021, WhatsApp introduced a ‘mute’ button for videos which lets users remove the sound of a video before sharing it. The feature can be used in multiple scenarios. For instance, users might find themselves in a noisy environment but want to send a video of their surroundings to their friends. Or, they might want to share a video of their child or pet, while muting a private conversation taking place in the background. The mute button might not be used frequently, but it’s a useful feature to have in the app. WhatsApp gives users the ability to remove a video’s sound when recording footage through the in-app camera or when sharing a saved video from the gallery.
🤫For your eyes, not your ears. You can now mute the audio on your videos before adding them to your Status or sending in chat. Now available on Android.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) February 26, 2021
Mute WhatsApp Videos With A Single Tap
To send a WhatsApp video without sound, users will either need to record a video or select one from their gallery. On the screen that shows the length and size of the file, tap on the small ‘speaker’ icon located at the top left corner of the display. Click on the send button, and the video shared to the recipient’s phone will play without any sound. This method works on both Android and iOS devices. Before this feature was introduced, WhatsApp users had to rely on third-party video editing apps to mute their videos before sharing.
WhatsApp plans to release several new features for both its app and desktop interface. A recent report by WABetaInfo revealed that WhatsApp is testing group polls with up to twelve options on iOS. Additionally, another report by the publication suggests that link previews could return to the desktop version of the platform. WhatsApp is also said to be working on increasing the size of files that can be transferred to 2GB.