Post voice notes as WhatsApp status now – Here’s how (Image: pixabay.com)
Delhi: Sharing voice memos on status was made available to Android users by WhatsApp last month. Thanks to the latest version, users can now create audio memos and share them with their WhatsApp contacts. With the latest app update, Meta’s instant messaging service is finally making the new feature available to more users on iOS.
The latest version of WhatsApp for iOS, version 23.5.77, includes the Voice Status feature. Users can record voice memos and share them with contacts through the feature. Update WhatsApp app from App Store to get the new version.
After an update, follow this simple tutorial to share your status voice memo.
How to share WhatsApp voice messages on an iPhoneStart WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Select the Status tab at the bottom of the window. Click or tap the floating pencil-shaped button in the lower-right corner of the screen. Touch the microphone icon to start a voicemail recording.
Press the microphone icon while you start recording your message. Up to 30 seconds can be recorded.
After you’ve recorded your message, release the microphone icon.
When you’re done listening and reviewing your recording, tap the send icon to post it as a status update.
I am finished now! Your WhatsApp contacts can now see your voicemail as a status update.
The picture-in-picture (PiP) feature for iOS users is still rolling out, according to WhatsApp’s changelog for the App Store. The new feature allows iOS users to switch between tasks without interrupting a WhatsApp video call.
Go to the Settings app on your iPhone, select General, Picture in Picture, and toggle the Auto-Start PiP toggle switch to green to enable PiP mode. Your iPhone supports WhatsApp’s PiP mode after it has been activated. Android users already have access to the feature in the meantime.
Other features will be developed by WhatsApp in the meantime and will be added in the next app versions. Planned features include split view for Android tablets, the ability to schedule group calls, control group participants for iOS and Android, call shortcut for Windows, and more.
In related news, WhatsApp is now testing a new upgrade that will change the username and phone number in group chats in the chat box. The feature is currently available in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS and will reportedly be rolled out to all users soon.