WhatsApp rolling out voice-based status updates feature on Android beta

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new 'voice status updates' feature on Android beta, which will allow users to share voice notes via status updates

WhatsApp banned 2 mn Indian accounts during May 15-Jun 15 period

Voice notes which will be shared as status updates will be end-to-end encrypted, to make sure that only the people users choose within their privacy settings can listen to them.

IANS San Francisco
Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new 'voice status updates' feature on Android beta, which will allow users to share voice notes via status updates.
Beta testers can now share voice notes as status updates by accessing the new feature within the text status section, reports WABetaInfo.
The platform also provides users more control over their voice recordings by offering the ability to discard a recording before sharing it.
The maximum recording time for a voice note is 30 seconds and users must update their version of WhatsApp to listen to voice notes shared via status.
Voice notes which will be shared as status updates will be end-to-end encrypted, to make sure that only the people users choose within their privacy settings can listen to them.
Similar to images and videos, voice notes shared via status will disappear after 24 hours.
Moreover, users can even delete voice notes for everyone after posting it as status updates.
The new feature will roll out to more users over the coming weeks, the report said.
--IANS
aj/ksk/

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 3:38 PM IST

Explore News