- WhatsApp is working on a host of new features to improve the user experience.
- WhatsApp may soon allow the possibility to let you share your voice note as a status update.
WhatsApp is developing a slew of new features to enhance the user experience. The messaging app may soon allow you to share your voice note as a status update. WhatsApp users can currently only share images and videos as status updates. WhatsApp was spotted testing the feature on the app’s iOS beta version.
According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp is working on adding the ability to attach a voice note to your status update. The feature is currently under development in WhatsApp beta for Android, and it has also begun beta testing on iOS. According to the report, users will be able to post a voice note for up to 30 seconds to your text status updates.
WhatsApp beta reports that your voice status updates will only be shared with the people you choose within your privacy settings and they are always end-to-end encrypted. “It will be possible to post a voice note up to 30 seconds to your status updates right with text status: as happens with a WhatsApp chat, the microphone icon will show up when you don’t enter any text within this section otherwise, it means you’re going to a text via a status update as usual. Note that your voice status updates will only be shared with the people you choose within your privacy settings and they are always end-to-end encrypted,” the report said.
The feature is still in development and has not yet been made available to a larger audience. It will be available only in a future update.
WhatsApp is also working on bringing the Calls Tab to the desktop version of the app. Users will now be able to make phone calls directly from the desktop app. The calls tab on the desktop app will display users’ call history as well as all related information about the call in the calling card. However, the feature is currently in development and is only available in beta updates. There is no word on whether WhatsApp will be available to non-beta users.