WhatsApp is testing a new function (Whatsapp Mute Video Feature) where users can silence videos before sharing them with a contact. The feature is said to have reached the latest beta update of WhatsApp with version number 188.8.131.52. Therefore, users who are in the most recent beta version should be able to silence the videos by tapping the volume that is available while editing the video before sharing.
WhatsApp has just gained a new feature in the videos!
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This novelty was discovered by the WaBetaInfo website. However, the ability to silence videos before sharing has been available on Instagram for some time, more specifically in direct messages. Now comes to WhatsApp.
It is not the first time that we have heard of this. All because this function in WhatsApp had also been detected in a previous beta version and more specifically in November last year. However, then it disappeared. Now it is back to being bet and whoever is using the beta version can already try it.
In practice, a very interesting novelty that guarantees even more safety for users. Now the WhatsApp PC client and the web interface need biometric user authentication to work. This was reported on the official WhatsApp page, Twitter, and also on the support page. Basically, you will need the face or the finger to use WhatsApp Web.
I remember that for PCs and browsers, WhatsApp does not have a complete standalone client. That said, WhatsApp allows only one device to connect to an account. Now the desktop and browser versions of WhatsApp can work only in conjunction with the application running on the smartphone, “mirroring” it.
To connect and start a session on WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp for computers, it is necessary to scan a QR code. So far, this was enough. However, biometric authentication on Android and iPhone is now required in the first place. That is, through a fingerprint reader or the facial recognition system. After that, you can scan the QR code.
But what if there is no active authentication on the smartphone?
In this case, this system is disabled. That is, everything remains as before. This is only valid for those who use some biometric identification on the smartphone.
Is it worth using biometric authentication?
Whenever possible, yes. So it is in theory safer and can prevent people from being able to do certain activities on your smartphone without your permission. Of course, nowadays facial authorization is not very easy.