iOS : WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is apparently developing a new feature for its users. The ability to share voice notes as status updates may be available shortly. Users can currently send photos and videos as WhatsApp status updates.

However, WaBetaInfo reports that it is presently working on adding the ability to share audio notes to your status update. The feature has been observed in action on WhatsApp for iOS users. WaBetaInfo, for those who are unfamiliar, is an internet platform that follows the latest and upcoming WhatsApp features.


According to the article, users will be able to attach a 30-second voice note to their status updates. A microphone symbol will appear, similar to a WhatsApp chat if you do not add any content within this space otherwise. It also states that voice status updates will only be shared with those whom the user has chosen to share them with.

Within the privacy settings, they can pick the contacts. According to the article, voice notes exchanged over WhatsApp status updates will be end-to-end encrypted. This next WhatsApp feature will be available for both iOS and Android users. In a future release, the ability to attach a voice note to a status update will be accessible.

More Features

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is working on a Screen Lock feature that will prompt users for a password each time they open the program. It will add an extra layer of protection to WhatsApp and defend against unauthorized access when the user is not using his/her WhatsApp-enabled smartphone.

According to WaBetaInfo, the functionality is now in development and will be available to some beta testers in the near future. WhatsApp is also working on the ability to share calls within the app. The Meta-owned messaging software has published a beta for Windows 2.2246.4.0 update on the Microsoft Store. This will allow users to control call history within the desktop program itself.

Meanwhile, the iOS version of the functionality may be extremely identical to the Android version. When it is available to beta testers, however, its appearance and access point may alter.

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