A few days after it was revealed that WhatsApp is developing a new ‘Global voice message player’ feature so that users can continue listening to audio messages in any part of the app, it is being reported that the company is working on the ability to pause voice recordings. The feature will allow users to pause a voice message and continue it later without having to record another message.
WhatsApp to gain the ability to pause voice recordings
As reported by WABetainfo, this feature is currently under development and is not in beta testing as of now. Despite that, the blog was still able to preview it. In a video, WABetainfo showcases a new audio interface for the instant messaging app in which users can play/pause voice recordings. Currently, users can only listen to their voice recordings before sending them.
Currently, we do not know when this feature will become available to all users, since WhatsApp has not made it available to beta testers but the upcoming feature is will definitely be useful.
The messaging platform is making a lot of strides in improving its voice message player. Last week, it was reported that WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will allow users to continue listening to an audio file even after they have closed the chat thread it was sent in via the new ‘Global voice messages player.’ Like the ability to pause voice recordings, the global voice message player feature is also under development, so it is not available for beta testers.
Recently, WhatsApp started letting beta testers try its redesigned chat interface and the ability to set different durations for disappearing messages. Messages sent on the app in disappearing mode are available for 7 days and automatically disappear after that. The beta update allows users to set shorter or longer duration for disappearing messages: 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.
In addition, for new chats to start with disappearing messages, iOS users can enable the new ‘Default Message Timer” via WhatsApp Privacy Settings. The feature will allow users to set a time duration for the messages to disappear.