iOS users will be able to send voice notes in their status updates thanks to a feature being developed for WhatsApp, the instant messaging service owned by Meta.
In their WhatsApp status, users can currently only send images, videos, and links. WhatsApp users on iOS, however, will apparently be able to post audio notes or voice snippets in addition to text in their app status updates once the new feature is released. The messaging service is reportedly testing the function on an iOS beta version in preparation for an imminent release.
WhatsApp users on iOS will be able to send voice notes of up to 30 seconds along with text in their status updates, much like they can today in a WhatsApp chat, according to a report by WhatsApp development tracker WABetaInfo.
The identical screen grab, which suggests the impending functionality and depicts a microphone symbol at the bottom of the text status, was also published by the publication.
Users of WhatsApp for iOS will have to record their voice using the microphone icon and then upload it as a status update. If necessary, they can even add text to it.
It is important to note that only the individuals chosen in the privacy settings will receive the voice status updates. Additionally, end-to-end encryption will always be used for these voice notes.
This feature is reportedly being tested in the forthcoming WhatsApp beta for Android as well as iOS. Since this feature is currently being developed, it would be premature to make any statements at this time.
WhatsApp recently made WhatsApp Polls available to users on both iOS and Android. The “Communities” feature, which enables users to have many groups under a single roof to facilitate group talks, and the “Polls” function were both released at the same time. Users can build group-based polls with the opportunity to cast votes using WhatsApp Polls. Facebook Messenger and Telegram currently allow users to add group polls. WhatsApp’s poll feature will be protected by end-to-end encryption.