Whatsapp Will Soon Launch Instant Video Replies Feature For Billions Of Users

Sheetal Bhalerao

Sheetal Bhalerao

Jun 29, 2024

While working on many enhancements, WhatsApp for Android may be adding support for sending video replies to video messages soon.

Whatsapp Will Soon Launch Instant Video Replies Feature For Billions Of Users

WhatsApp Adding Support For Video Messages

You would be amazed to know that besides text and voice messages, WhatsApp also supports the ability to send a brief video as a message. 

It appears to be a handy option, and soon might work out in both ways.

As of now, if anyone sends a video message in WhatsApp,  we can only reply to it with text or audio. 

But, with this new feature, the users may be able to send a video as a direct reply. 

This feature was reportedly spotted by the folks over at WABetaInfo in one of the latest beta updates, version

If you are wondering about the release, this change may not be live for everyone just yet.

We can expect it to roll out more widely in the coming weeks as it is presently available in beta.

Ceasing Support For 35 Smartphones

In another update, the popular messaging platform, WhatsApp will impact millions of users as it is planning to cease support for over 35 smartphone models by the end of this year. 

This decision would be affecting a range of older devices, rendering them incompatible with the popular messaging app and prompting users to upgrade to newer models to continue using the service.

When it comes to this discontinuation, it is part of WhatsApp’s routine practice of phasing out support for older devices.

The smartphone maker does this to ensure optimal performance and security.

 In many situations earlier, the Meta-owned platform has reiterated that maintaining the app on outdated hardware affects their ability to implement new features and security updates effectively. 

Please note here that this latest update primarily impacts smartphones that are several years old and still running outdated versions of Android and iOS operating systems.

Below in the list of mobiles for which WhatsApp will be ending support. The list includes several models from Samsung as well as various older LG, Sony, and Huawei devices. 

SamsungGalaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Express 2, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE, Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+, Galaxy S 19500, Galaxy S3 Mini VE, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 mini I9190, Galaxy S4 mini I9192 Duos, Galaxy S4 mini I9195 LTE, Galaxy S4 Zoom
MotorolaMoto G, Moto X
AppleiPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE
HuaweiAscend P6 S, Ascend G525, Huawei C199, Huawei GX1s, Huawei Y625
LenovoLenovo 46600, Lenovo A858T, Lenovo P70, Lenovo S890, Lenovo A820
SonyXperia Z1, Xperia E3, Xperia M
LGOptimus 4X HD P880, Optimus G, Optimus G Pro, Optimus L7
ZTEZTE V956, ZTE UMi X2, ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE Grand Memo
OthersFaea F1, THL W8, Archos 53 Platinum, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight

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