WhatsApp’s new upcoming feature: Audio playback in notifications for iPhones
WhatsApp’s latest feature for iPhone users allows them to play audio files via notification panel. Here’s how it works.Updated: Sep 09, 2019 10:33 IST
WhatsApp is working on a new feature for iPhone users that will allow them to play an audio right from the notification panel. The feature will allow users to listen to both voice message and audio files shared on the application.
The latest WhatsApp feature has been spotted in the recent WhatsApp 184.108.40.206 beta version from TestFlight. Note that users will need to expand the notification to play the audio file. According to WABetainfo, beta users can currently reply with text messages from the notification panel. It also pointed out that the read receipt isn’t immediately sent when the audio is played, but after the WhatsApp app is opened.
The audio playback isn’t the only feature WhatsApp is working on for iOS users. According to reports, WhatsApp will soon roll out multi-platform support which will allow users to access the app at different platforms simultaneously. The feature is likely to pave way for a standalone WhatsApp for iPad.
It's possible that you have received the feature but it does not allow to download the voice message.— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) September 4, 2019
If this is happening, don't worry, it's a bug. I'm sure it will be fixed soon. https://t.co/Ur5VWDNUwT
WhatsApp’s recent beta update also brought in support for Memoji stickers. The support, however, is available only for select handsets such as iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone X. Users also need to have the latest iOS 13 update on their iPhones.
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First Published: Sep 09, 2019 10:31 IST