WhatsApp continues in the search to improve one of its star features: audio messages. To do this, according to a recent leak, the messaging application would soon allow to continue listening to voice notes when switching to a different chat.
WaBetaInfo, the WhatsApp news site, was once again commissioned to reveal the new functionality ahead of launch that will be available for all Android and Apple iOS cell phones.
So far, the development is carried out by Facebook, the company that owns WhatsApp, and is expected to arrive in a future update in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp: how to listen to audios in the background
It is a function that will completely change the way you listen to voice notes on WhatsApp, since in the current version 126.96.36.199 you have to stay in the same chat to listen to an entire audio.
In the near future, every time a user starts listening to an audio, they will be able to enter another chat without interrupting the playback of the voice memo.
As you can see from the screenshot posted by WaBetaInfo, when a user starts listening to a voice memo and returns to their chat list, WhatsApp displays a new UI that includes the ability to pause, resume, discard the note. voicemail and a progress bar.
“Unfortunately, this is another feature in development, so it is not ready at this time. The global voice memo player will be released to beta testers when it is ready at a later date, so be sure to follow our next registrations! of changes to discover when WhatsApp is implementing the function in a new update “, they assured from WaBetaInfo.
This new feature could soon be added to the possibility of changing the playback speed of forwarded audios, a situation that is currently not enabled in the messenger, as revealed by WABetainfo.
This new function was detected in a recent beta version of WhatsApp for iPhone (iOS) phones, but it is currently under development and will surely also be available in the next versions of WhatsApp beta for Android.
Currently, the messaging app, owned by Meta, when a user forwards a voice message does not have the ability to speed up the audio, since the playback speed button is disabled.
With this new function, which will arrive in the coming weeks for Android and iOS mobile devices, WhatsApp users will no longer have excuses to listen to those eternal audios that are usually forwarded on the chains.