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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Aug 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

WhatsApp Launches Quick Instant Video Messaging Directly within Chat 

WhatsApp has launched a new instant video messaging feature which works directly within the chat window. If you’ve used voice messaging on WhatsApp, you are familiar with how quickly you can respond to somebody’s chat message using voice. Now in video format, you can do the same thing by tapping a video camera button instead of a mic button and you can respond to the person while you’re chatting with them. I think this is going to be useful. This is a feature that’s already existing in apps like Snapchat and Telegram. Now it’s coming to WhatsApp. And I see a lot of use cases in ministry for this where you can have quick conversations with your staff, with your volunteer team in your ministry, even with your church members in certain situations, if you are a support team of a media ministry where you’re trying to show something quickly to someone when you’re trying to give support using Whatsapp. Lots of interesting use cases. Pass these details to your Whatsapp team in the ministry.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, Aug 2023 with source links from Threads, TikTok, WhatsApp, Meta, Apple.

🗞️ News 1: TikTok Launches Text-Based Content with Stickers, Hashtags, and Drafts   

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 2: Meta Reports a Strong Quarter; Facebook Crosses 3Bn Monthly Active Users   

Source: TechCrunch

🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp Launches Quick Instant Video Messaging Directly within Chat  

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 4: Apple TV – MLS Media Partnership & App sees Record Growth & Engagement       

Source: The Verge

🗞️ News 5: Threads App Gets New Features Including ‘Following’ Feed & Translations 

Source: Threads

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