WhatsApp, the most popular messaging platform owned by Meta, has started testing a new feature that will allow users to post voice recordings as status updates. Turns out, this will soon become an official feature as the Meta-owned messaging platform is now testing it for some users as part of its beta program.
WhatsApp is preferred by over 2 billion users for its ability to streamline communications, no matter their device or location. Not only is WhatsApp simple to use, but it also offers far more features and customizations than traditional SMS messaging all for free.
The main draw of WhatsApp is it allows you to send and receive calls and messages using only an internet connection, which means it’s virtually free to use and ideal for international calling.
WhatsApp Voice Status Feature to Arrive Soon
In a post sighted by TheGhanaTech.com, WhatsApp for Android beta version 184.108.40.206 has brought Voice Status updates to some beta users, allowing them to upload vanishing audio, which will disappear after 24 hours. It is shown that a new microphone icon will appear within the text status section, tapping on which will help users upload a Voice Status.
There will also be an option to delete the voice recording before uploading, similar to how users can discard the recorded voice note before sending it to someone.
The privacy settings meant for video or photo Statuses apply to the voice-based ones too. So, the Voice Statuses will be end-to-end encrypted and users will be able to choose the people they want to share them with.
It is also suggested that users will be able to share a voice note of up to 30 seconds. Although, there’s no word on when this will reach the stable users. Considering the testing has begun, this could happen soon. In addition to this, WhatsApp is also testing the ability to block people directly via the chat list or message notification.