WhatsApp for iOS adds new voice recording feature, gains support for iOS 15 Focus mode

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has just been updated to version 22.2.75 on iOS. The latest update adds support for new features although the release notes claim they will not be available when you update the app, instead, they will roll out “over the coming weeks.” 


WhatsApp has been updated to version 22.2.75 

One of the headlining features of this update is to pause a voice recording and continue it later without having to record another message. This function has been in beta testing since October and now the company is rolling it out for all users. In related news, WhatsApp recently started testing the ability to pause and resume while recording voice messages on its desktop app.

Another significant feature include in version 22.2.75 is related to iOS 15. Notificants for the app have gained proper support for Focus mode, which means selected users can still reach you when you have enabled a Focus mode.

Lastly, WhatsApp is rolling out another feature that it has been working on in the past few weeks. The app will now display the profile photo of a user when you receive a notification. The circular profile picture of the sender will appear in the notification banner, along with their name. 

WhatsApp is readying a ton of features to launch in the future like a new ‘global voice note player’ that allows users to continue to listen to a voice message even when they open a different chat, a new UI design to make the user interface cleaner, and a new reactions feature. Message reactions are reported to be available in individual chat threads and group chat threads allowing users to react to a message using different emojis.

The company is also testing a new ‘Community’ feature which will allow users to add and host multiple chat groups through a single Community chat group and an ‘Undo’ feature for status updates and more. 

WhatsApp says these features are rolling out in the next few weeks. But, users can update their app to version 22.2.75  via the App Store right now.

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