This new change has been spotted in the popular chat app’s latest beta release for Android (version 18.104.22.168). Pretty much, it is an expansion of the current status options you have on WhatsApp for status updates, which are currently two: image or a written short post. When this new update comes to the stable release, you’ll be able to record a voice clip as a status update, which could be pretty convenient if you’re on the go and want to update your friends quickly. Here’s how the option might look:
Once more delving into WhatsApp’s beta releases, WABetaInfo shares information about some intriguing updates to your app status that are coming soon. It appears that the business is working on enabling voice notes as status updates. On WhatsApp, you will be able to post a voice note as a status update.
We can imagine it will be available for iOS as well as Android. When we know more about it, we’ll make sure to keep you updated.
Image source – WABetaInfo – WhatsApp working on enriching its status updates feature with a voice note option Image source – WABetaInfoWABetaInfo notes that the feature is currently under development (not released to beta testers yet), so there aren’t any concrete dates for its official release set in stone just yet. Another noteworthy thing to mention here is that the new voice status will be respecting your status privacy settings, and will also be end-to-end encrypted for security.
Will you be using this feature once it comes? And, a more big-picture-like question: nowadays, it’s become popular to use voice to send messages or chat, are you one of the people who find this more useful, or do you prefer the old-fashioned text chat instead? Share your thoughts with us!
With this new feature, it does start to seem that WhatsApp has been thinking about how to further improve statuses on the popular chat app. Last month, another beta gave glimpses of WhatsApp working on a way to better showcase status updates, and in the future, those will be visible in your chat list so you don’t miss an update from your friends. We wonder if WhatsApp is planning on making a version of Stories with these status updates in the future.