WHATSAPP has been spotted working on a new voice note feature for Android.
The feature could make listening to your voice notes a whole lot easier.
It will reportedly let you listen to voice notes when you switch to a different chat.
This means you can keep the voice note playing while you do other things.
WABetaInfo says you can start listening to a voice note and then return back to your chat list.
Instead of the voice note stopping like it does currently, a new bar will pop up on your screen.
It will give you options to pause, resume or dismiss the voice note.
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They’ll also be a progress bar so you can see how much you’ve listen to.
The feature will be useful if you have friends that send very long voice notes.
Unfortunately, it’s not ready to use right now and you’d need the Android beta version of WhatsApp to be the first to try it out.
It’s also said to be coming to the iOS version of WhatsApp at some point in the future.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Downloading WhatsApp beta on iOS is a much trickier and riskier process so this is not recommended.
However, WhatsApp beta can be downloaded on a computer via the Google Play site.
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