WhatsApp iOS Beta Users May Soon Be Able to Add Voice Notes to Status, and Other Updates

WhatsApp iOS Beta Users May Soon Be Able to Add Voice Notes to Status, and Other Updates

The Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow iOS users to share voice notes in Status updates. Users can currently only share photos, videos, and links in their WhatsApp status. According to reports, iOS users will be able to share voice clips or notes with the upcoming feature.   

There have already been rumors that WhatsApp is introducing the ability to include voice notes with status updates. Prior to this, the function was discovered in WhatsApp Android beta version According to recent reports, iOS beta users may soon start receiving this feature. As we move forward, let’s examine the specifics.

iOS users may soon add voice notes to status 

WhatsApp users on iOS will be able to share voice notes of up to 30 seconds, according to a report by WABetaInfo, which keeps track of the app’s developments. In addition, they would be able to add supporting text to their status updates, much like what users do in WhatsApp chats. 

When this feature is available, users will notice a microphone icon in the status tab of the app’s screen’s bottom right corner. This is similar to how individual or group chats typically appear in the chat window. 

The microphone icon appears when no text is entered

In the status update section, the microphone icon appears when users don’t enter any text.   

A voice note status will be sent to contacts who, depending on the privacy settings, can see the status updates. Additionally, it has been mentioned that the voice statuses will be encrypted end to end. The iOS beta users of the app have not yet received this feature because it is still in the development stage.

Editable WhatsApp messages 

According to a different report from WABetaInfo, users of the iOS beta version have the ability to long-press on a message to edit it. This would mark the messages on both group and individual chats as “Edited.” The report also states that within 15 minutes of sending a message, WhatsApp will reportedly allow users to edit it.