WhatsApp Beta introduces shortcut button for faster video message replies

Through the new shortcut button users can reply to instant video messages faster and easier
An undated image of WhatsApp on a phones screen. — Canva
An undated image of WhatsApp on a phone's screen. — Canva

WhatsApp, the leading encrypted messaging app with around 2.78 billion users, has introduced a new shortcut button in its beta version for the Android users.

However, through this new feature, the users can reply to instant video messages faster and easier. It aims to enhance the functionality of app and its user experience.

New shortcut button

The latest update is right now available in WhatsApp beta for Android (, it adds a shortcut button next to video messages. This button allows the users to quickly reply to a video message without opening the message menu or using usual gestures.

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The feature is currently available to some beta testers and is expected to roll out to all beta users soon.

Recent updates on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has received several significant updates in recent months, including

  • HD image and video quality

WhatsApp now allows users to send images and videos in high definition, making sharing media a more enjoyable experience.

  • Meta AI search bar

The app has introduced a new search bar powered by Meta AI, enabling users to quickly find messages, contacts, and more.

  • Ability to forward video messages

Users can now forward video messages to multiple contacts, making it easier to share content.

  • Lottie stickers

WhatsApp has added new animated stickers to its collection, allowing users to express themselves in a more fun and engaging way.

Furthermore, users will be able to save time and efforts through the use of new shortcut button when replying to video messages. WhatsApp is improving its messaging experience by encouraging the users to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues more efficiently by providing a quick and easy way to respond.