In WhatsApp beta there is a new feature that allows you to do this Record voice notes as status updates To be shared with your contacts based on your privacy settings. In practice, a kind of “answering machine”.
The first sighting of this functionality was made last July, in version 188.8.131.52 for Android. In this case, only a button with a microphone as well as a button for entering text or taking photos appeared on the front of the case. However, last September, with version 184.108.40.206, also for Android, the function was partially activated and it was possible to see the user interface, similar to that of the status text author.
Today, information comes about the beginning of a phase Also test on the iOS version. In the latest beta version, in fact, there is the possibility to insert an audio note from the case as a status The maximum duration is 30 seconds In addition, perhaps, to a text in a manner similar to what happens in the classic WhatsApp chat. A microphone icon is displayed when no text is entered.
In a similar way as it does with classic status updates, so do voice notes It will only be shared with the people you select Under privacy settings, and like other types of messages, this one too End-to-end encrypted.
Being still in the testing phase, and not fully active, it was not yet possible to try out the functionality to take screenshots to view but it is likely that it looks a lot like the Android counterpart we’ve already seen. Moreover, since the development is not yet complete, other aesthetic and functional changes are also likely to take place in these weeks.