Whatsapp Android Beta: voice notes will soon be playable in the background

WhatsApp has reportedly added a voice notes feature for its upcoming Android beta update.

According to reports, the first time the platform introduced this feature was in April 2021, when the speed of playing voice notes was discussed. In September of the same year, the app made it possible to preview the notes before sending them to another user.

This time around, the social media app probably introduces another change for this feature. In the future, users will be able to listen to their voicemail messages in the background.

New global WhatsApp voice note reader

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WhatsApp has reportedly added a voice notes feature for its upcoming Android beta update.

According to a report by XDA Developers, WABetaInfo revealed that the most recent Android beta will now allow a user to play voice notes in the background.

At the top of the app, users will notice that the voice notes player will appear after you finish playing the voice notes and entering the home / chat screen.

Users will also see its progress bar next to its buttons which you can use to resume, pause, and close voice notes. Apart from that, WhatsApp may allow to resume voice note reader after opening another app. There is no official confirmation of this change at the time of publication.

WABetaInfo wrote that this feature is currently under development, so expect it not to be available right away, even for beta users. By the way, the report gives a glimpse of what it can offer in the future.

More details on this feature are not yet revealed on the official site. WhatsApp has yet to give an exact date for its launch on the app’s beta channel.

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WhatsApp “Mentions” feature

In another Daily Star report, WhatsApp is said to be developing a new feature that can notify you if your friends are chatting to you on the app. If you’re curious about what people are saying about you when you’re not around, this is one feature you can’t afford to miss.

According to the article, WhatsApp may eventually roll out a feature that will mention your name in group chats you belong to. To add, it will be more manageable on your end since you can easily respond to someone in your circle.

Before, there will be a message alert that will notify you if someone leaves a message. This time the sender’s profile picture will appear as a notification. This will immediately notify the user talking about it without experiencing the need to scroll endlessly.

Currently, iOS 15 beta testers are testing this feature. WhatsApp has not yet announced the date of its availability on the Android platform.

Other features of WhatsApp

Last month, Tech Times announced that WhatsApp will now prevent users from seeing the “last seen” status of other people they don’t know. It’s part of the app’s privacy plan to prevent strangers from stalking users they haven’t chatted with before.

In the same month, we also wrote an article on the app’s new pilot cryptocurrency payment feature that will be available in the United States. This would now allow consumers to send and receive money from family, friends and others through the app.

Also Read: WhatsApp Crackdown: Users Logging In With Unofficial App Versions Could Face Permaban | How to fix this?

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