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WhatsApp may soon let users put voice notes as status updates

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  • WhatsApp is working on a host of new features to provide a better experience for the users.
  • WhatsApp is now spotted working on a new feature that would let users put voice notes.
  • WhatsApp’s upcoming feature will now let users share their audio notes.

WhatsApp is expected to tease a new feature that will enable users to upload voice notes as a status. The new feature will be in addition to already available features such as photos, links, and GIFs.

WhatsApp launched the ‘Status’ update in 2017, following Instagram and Facebook.

According to a report by WABetainfo, the voice note feature is ‘under development and not yet available for beta users. The messaging platform said improvements for the status feature will soon be enabled for the Android beta version.

WhatsApp is reportedly working on the option to let users record

WhatsApp is reportedly working on the option to let users record and upload voice messages as status updates, as spotted by WABetaInfo. Once the feature goes live, the app should allow you to record a voice message like you are allowed to do inside the chat. The platform might also allow you to upload existing audio files but there is no confirmation on that yet. While WhatsApp does allow users to send existing audio files in texts, they might support this too, but that remains to be seen.

The voice recordings you share as status updates will be visible to all your WhatsApp contacts depending on the privacy setting you have in place for the photos, videos, and other media. These updates would also be end-to-end encrypted.

WhatsApp’s Status feature–

the app’s version of the Stories feature we see on other platforms like Instagram– has been largely limited to pictures, videos, and text updates. However, it seems the platform will soon allow some more flexibility when it comes to its Status updates by adding support for Voice Notes.

Voice Note Status updates, or ‘Voice Status’ will allow users to record a quick audio note and share it on their Status tab, similar to how users could send Voice Notes to other WhatsApp users in the chat window. These Voice Status updates will allow users to share important updates with sound cues, or a set of instructions with their contacts with ease by simply recording themselves and sharing the same.

“When users log into WhatsApp from a secondary mobile device, their chats are securely copied to the companion device. This process may take a while to complete, so WhatsApp is working on adding the same message system available on WhatsApp Web/Desktop: it explains that chats are still in sync, so old messages are momentarily not available,” Wabetainfo said about the feature.

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