If you want to share a video with someone but need to get rid of the audio for some reason, you can do so with Google Photos or another gallery app. But let’s say you’re at the point of sharing in WhatsApp and still need to remove some annoying sounds – the chat app is rolling out a feature that makes it a snap.

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You can now mute the sound while sharing videos. Tap the mute icon before you tap send.

WhatsApp announced an option to mute audio when sharing videos in its Play Store changelog, and many of our tipsters shared on Twitter that they can already see the responsible button. For them, WhatsApp’s video editor has a little speaker icon located just below the video timeline. Turning it off will disable the video so that it doesn’t contain any annoying sound when it reaches its recipient. However, it looks like the option is rolling out as a server-side change, as availability varies arbitrarily between different versions of the app.

The mute button appears regardless of whether you saved the video in WhatsApp or not. So if you are sharing a video from another source or taken with your phone’s camera app, you can still mute the sound.

According to WABetaInfo, the option first appeared in version of the WhatsApp beta, but now that the feature is official and rolled out as a server-side switch, it’s probably best to just download the latest one. stable version from APK Mirror and wait for it to arrive for you.


The article has been updated to indicate that disabled videos are being deployed.