WhatsApp now allows iOS users to post status voice notes. That’s how it’s done

New Delhi, UPDATED: March 16, 2023 09:07 AM IST

From Divya Bhati: Last month, WhatsApp introduced the ability to share status voice notes for Android users. The new update allows users to record voice memos and share them with their WhatsApp contacts. Now releasing the new feature to more users, Meta’s own instant messaging platform is finally making it available to their iOS users with the new app update.

The Voice Status feature will be introduced with the new WhatsApp version 23.5.77 for iOS. The feature allows users to record a voice memo and share it with the contact. To get the new update, go to the App Store and update the WhatsApp app.

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Once updated, here’s a quick guide on how to share your status voice memo.

How to share voice messages on WhatsApp for iPhone

– Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
– Go to the “Status” tab at the bottom of the screen.
– Tap on the floating button with the pencil icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
– Tap on the microphone icon to start recording a voice message.
– Press and hold the microphone icon and start recording your message. You can record up to 30 seconds.
– Release the microphone icon when you’re done recording your message.
– After listening and reviewing your recording, tap the send icon to share your recording as a status update.

That’s it! Your voice message is now visible as a status update for your WhatsApp contacts.

WhatsApp goes on to mention in its App Store change log that the platform is still rolling out picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for iOS users. The new feature allows iOS users to perform multiple tasks during a WhatsApp video call without the video stopping.

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To enable PiP mode, go to your iPhone’s Settings app, then tap on “General” and “Picture in Picture” and toggle the “Start PiP automatically” switch to green. After activation, your iPhone supports PiP mode in WhatsApp. The feature is now available for Android users.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also working on more features to be released in future updates of the app. Upcoming features include split view on Android tablets, call linking functionality for Windows, the ability to schedule group calls, control group participants for iOS and Android, and more.

In the related news, WhatsApp is also testing a new update that swaps the phone number with the username in the group chat in the chat box. According to reports, the feature is currently available for the beta version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS and should be released to all users soon.