A great new feature for Android users, the WhatsApp app will show you the mute button when you preview a video before sending/forwarding it to contacts members.
This is the screen where WhatsApp allows you some editing tools, and the sound mute button is one of them.
Enabling the setting will remove the video of its audio, which determines the video’s recipients will hear nothing in the video.
This mute feature is available only for Android users right now, so it is unclear when it will get on iOS.
On Twitter, WhatsApp stated the new mute audio feature speaking, “for your eyes, not for your ears.”
The feature is being rolled out to the stable WhatsApp build in a classified manner, which is why some users may view it before the rest.
For that, you need to ensure you are utilizing the latest WhatsApp version on your phone.
If not, you can go to the Google Play Store app on your phone and update WhatsApp, or you can download the APK file of the latest version and sideload it on your phone.
The latter looks a little riskier, so it is prudent to visit official websites for APK files.
To use the feature, you require to contact you to send the video to or go to the Status screen and tap on Add to my Status.
Now, you can both tap the Camera icon or go to the gallery to pick the video. When you choose the video, WhatsApp presents a preview of the video along with editing tools.
You can trim the video, add emojis, stickers, and texts, and now mute the audio.
The mute audio icon is located below the progress bar for the video. Just tap to mute the audio and continue to either send the video to a friend/family person or a group or only upload it as your WhatsApp Status.
In one of many methods, WhatsApp is over trying to provide users more options to customize the content they want to experience.