WhatsApp, Meta’s instant messaging network, is now allowing users to submit voice notes in Status updates.
Lucky beta testers of WhatsApp’s latest 220.127.116.11 version now have the ability to communicate voice notes via Status updates, according to a new upgrade on the Google Play Beta Program.
Until today, users could only use the tool to send text, links, images, and videos to their designated contacts.
WABetaInfo, a website that analyzes WhatsApp, stated in a blog post on Wednesday that the feature will allow users to erase a recording before sharing it, just like conventional voice notes.
The statement read, “People need to update their version of WhatsApp in order to listen to voice notes posted via status. The maximum recording length for a voice note is 30 seconds.
The voice notes shared will be end-to-end encrypted, just like regular WhastApp messages and the other status updates, so that only the people you select under your privacy settings may listen to them.
The voice notes will vanish after 24 hours, according to WABetaInfo, however users have the option to delete voice notes for everyone once they have been posted as status updates.
Over the next few weeks, additional users should start receiving the feature.