Listening to WhatsApp Voice Messages Becomes More Convenient
Many WhatsApp users probably know how annoying listening to voice messages can be. Fortunately, the developers now work on a new feature that will make this process more convenient. Reportedly, the so-called Global Voice Message Player is currently at the testing stage.
At the moment, users can only listen to recordings while chatting with a sender. If you exit the conversation, playback will be interrupted. When the new functionality is implemented, you will be able to listen to messages and simultaneously perform other actions, for example, view your gallery, change settings, or chat with other contacts. It is not yet known whether this option will be available when exiting the messenger, that is, whether it will work in the background.
As reported by WABetaInfo, the new Player will be available at the screen top. It will be possible to access it from any application window. The necessary controls will also be placed there: play, pause, cancel buttons, and so on. Testers will be able to try this functionality after updating the WhatsApp beta version for iOS and Android at the same time. How soon it will go public is yet unclear.
Along with the Global Voice Message Player, the developers also test the disappearing messages function, which won’t be available after a specified period. If earlier you could set up automatic deletion of information after a week, now you will have three options to choose from: one, seven, and 90 days. Besides, users will also be able to set the ephemeral duration for all messages in the settings. So far, these options are available to select beta testers with iOS devices. Information about testing them on Android has not yet arrived.
Please share your opinion with other readers and us in the comments. Do you actively use WhatsApp? Do you think that listening to voice messages really needs improvement?