How to send an instant video message on WhatsApp

Have you ever wanted to show more than your voice in your whatsapp messages ? Have you wished to share your smile, a wink, or even the beautiful sunset you see?

Well, now it's possible with the new whatsapp instant video messages.

It's like sending a vocal message, but with video! You can show anything you want, and it happens to the other person right away. No need to type or call, just a quick video and off you go.

Ready to try? We'll show you how. Follow us and start using instant video messages on WhatsApp. It's simple, fast and fun!

How to send an instant video message on WhatsApp?

Send an instant video message on WhatsApp is child's play.

Here's how you can do it in a few simple steps:

1. Update your app

First, check that you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your device.

This is important because the instant video messages feature is only available in newer versions.

2. Select the contact and switch to video mode

Open the chat with the person you want to send the video message to.

Then, in the lower right corner of the screen, you will see a microphone icon. Tap it and it will switch to video mode.

3. Send your message

Now just long press the camera icon to start shooting. record video.

To stop recording, simply release the icon. If you want to record a longer video without having to hold the icon, swipe up to lock the recording mode.

And There you go ! As soon as you release or lock the camera icon, your instant video message is sent. You can give it a try by messaging yourself to see how it works.

What is the difference with an ordinary video?

You might be wondering how an instant video message differs from a regular video.

Here are some key differences:

  • Instant video messages are spontaneous and personal, like voice messages. They are not saved to your gallery unless you choose to do so.
  • An instant video message is limited to 60 seconds, while a regular video can be longer.
  • Instant video messages automatically play mute in chat, while for play videos ordinary, you have to click on it.

Spice up your chats on WhatsApp

Instant video messages are a great way to add variety to your conversations on whatsapp.

They allow you to share much more than words or of the voice : you can express your emotions, show your facial expressions and share what is happening around you.

So try sending a video message today if you already have access to this feature.

If not yet, don't worry, it will happen very soon.