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Whatsapp to roll out a new feature where users can post voice notes as their statuses

Whatsapp to roll out a new feature where users can post voice notes as their statuses
The Siliconreview
14 July, 2022

Whatsapp is also planning on adding a new option to allow users to hide their online status

WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will enable users to post voice notes as status updates. Presently, only images and videos can be shared as WhatsApp status. This move by the Meta-owned instant messaging platform would make it easier for people to keep audio notes as their status. A voice note shared as a status update is likely to be termed “voice status,” and it is said to be protected by end-to-end encryption. Recently, WhatsApp has been spotted developing a chat sync feature that could allow users to sync chats between two smartphones.

The report also includes a screenshot showing a voice note icon at the bottom of the status tab, giving users an idea of what the feature might look like when it starts rolling out. The feature may change before the rollout to beta testers or the general public. WhatsApp was previously seen working on a chat sync feature that could allow users to sync chats between two smartphones. The company is also planning on adding a new option to allow users to hide their online status. This function would allow users to choose who can see when they are online on the instant messaging app. It is likely to be available in a future update.