WhatsApp reportedly working on voice status updates for iOS users

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Meta-owned popular messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that will let iOS users share voice notes in their status updates.

Now, users can only share pictures, videos, and links in their WhatsApp status. Once the new feature is launched, WhatsApp users on iOS will be reportedly able to share voice notes or voice clips in their status updates on the app.

According to a report, “WhatsApp users on iOS will be able to share a voice note of up to 30 seconds alongside text in their status updates, similar to what they can currently do in a WhatsApp chat.”

Further, the voice status updates are always end-to-end encrypted, and will only be shared with people you choose within your privacy settings.

WhatsApp for iOS users will be required to click on the microphone icon and record their voice to upload it as their status update. If needed, they can even add text to it.

“Not only iOS, but this ability is said to be also being tested in WhatsApp beta for Android’s upcoming update,” the company said.

Recently, WhatsApp rolled out WhatsApp Polls to users on both Android and iOS. The Polls feature was introduced alongside ‘Communities’, a feature that allows users to have separate groups under one umbrella to organize group conversations.

WhatsApp Polls lets users create polls within the group with the ability to vote. Facebook Messenger and Telegram currently allow users to add group polls. WhatsApp’s poll feature will be protected by end-to-end encryption, as per the reports.

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