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WhatsApp is working on enriching the status update feature with a voice notes option

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Diving into the beta versions of WhatsApp is WABetaInfo again, this time with information about some interesting changes to your status in the app to come with a WhatsApp update. Apparently the company is working on letting you post voice notes as your status update.

You can share voice note as status update on WhatsApp

This new change was noticed in the latest beta version of the popular chat app for Android (version 2.22.16.3). It’s pretty much an extension 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 can record a voice clip as a status update, which can be quite useful when you are on the go and want to update your friends quickly. Here’s what the option might look like:

WABetaInfo notes that the feature is currently in development (not yet released to beta testers), so there are no concrete dates for its official release yet. Another noteworthy thing to mention here is that the new voice status will respect your status privacy settings and will also be end-to-end encrypted for security.

We can imagine that it will be available for both iOS and Android. As soon as we know more about it, we’ll keep you posted.

With this new feature, it’s starting to look like WhatsApp has thought about how to further improve the status of the popular chat app. Last month, another beta gave a glimpse of WhatsApp is working on a way to better show status updates, and in the future they will be visible in your chat list so you don’t miss an update from your friends. We wonder if WhatsApp plans to make a version of Stories with these status updates in the future.

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