Imagine a chat app where you can send a text message, audio message, and video message (no screen recording - primarily used to send selfie videos). When the recording flow begins, I'm wondering if the user should be allowed to record a video with no microphone device or with their microphone muted.
I think perhaps there could be situations where for instance a user wants to use sign language but not worry about the ambient noise around them. However, I have no evidence as to if this use-case is "real" or not.
Obviously adding a "you're muted" toast for a few seconds when the recording begins would be a good way to account for erroneous video-without-audio recording attempts but I want to know if anyone has experience with a use-case where the user wanted to purposefully record a selfie video with no audio.
How would you advocate for allowing this to a PM and devs? Is it a question of accessibility or general user control and product flexibility?