Are you a voice notes person over messages? Do you prefer when people send you voice notes and not long messages in different paragraphs? Then this update might just make you happy. WhatsApp introduced the voice notes feature in 2013 and that was a completely new way for people.
Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a new feature that may allow users to post voice notes on their status updates. According to WABetaInfo, this feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta users.
“WhatsApp is planning to extend the functionality of status updates by adding the support for voice notes,” as per the report. A voice note shared as a status update may be called “voice status”.
The feature will only be shared with the people you choose within your status privacy settings, and the voice note will be end-to-end encrypted as other images and videos shared to your status.
Recently, the platform announced that it is rolling out a new feature that will let users react to messages with any emoji of their choice. Currently, the platform gives several users the ability to react with a limited number of just six emojis.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned some of the emojis like a robot, french fries, surfing in the sea, etc. Meanwhile, a recent report said that WhatsApp is also likely working on a feature that will give iOS users the ability to hide their online status from everyone.
Currently, users can choose to display their “Last Seen” information to contacts, some people, or no one. For a future version of the app, WhatsApp will let users follow a similar approach to the online toggle.
Note that there is currently no timeline for the same and the feature will first come to beta users. WhatsApp will then bring the feature to the stable app once any bugs have been ironed out. This could take weeks or months, so don’t hold your breath on the upcoming feature just yet.