Video calls using WhatsApp are commonplace. Now WhatsApp is developing a new feature that allows users to listen to music together during video calls.

WABetaInfo reports this new feature is being developed by WhatsApp and was found in the WhatsApp beta application for Android version 2.23.26.18. Previously, this feature was also found in WhatsApp beta for iOS version 23.25.10.72.

From the screenshot uploaded by WABetaInfo, this new feature developed by WhatsApp allows all video call participants to listen to video and audio music together when a participant activates the share screen feature.

Not only that, from the WhatsApp description, all audio played on the device that is sharing the screen will be shared with other people participating in the video call.

The screen sharing feature itself has been available in the WhatsApp application for several months. This feature allows users to share the contents of their screen during a video call, similar to screen sharing on Zoom or Google Meet.

WABetaInfo emphasized that the feature of listening to music together does not apply to voice calls or video calls where video is not activated, as quoted from WABetaInfo, Wednesday (20/12/2023).

According to WABetaInfo, this new feature has several benefits. One of them allows users to collaborate and discuss while listening to video and audio music together.

Currently the feature for listening to audio during video calls on WhatsApp is still in the development stage. Before being released to all users, this feature will be available to beta testers first.

WhatsApp itself has launched many new features in the last few months. Not long ago, Meta’s messenger application released a message pin feature in chat and locked messages using a secret code.