After releasing two new features for disappearing messages, WhatsApp is now working on other features in order to enhance the user’s experience. WhatsApp has found upgrading to the existing voice message function in its platform with a ‘Global Voice Message Player’. This feature allows users to listen to voice messages when they look at recent chats.
The update is reportedly in development for beta testers at the current stage. On the other hand, WhatsApp has rolled out the updated ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature which allows users to choose among 24 hours, 7 days, and 90 days ephemeral durations. However, it is currently reaching beta testers on iOS.
Global Voice Message Player Feature Overview
The WABetaInfo report says that WhatsApp is testing the updated global voice message player. The feature will let users listen to voice messages they receive in a chat even when you leave that chat. In other words, it can be said that user’s voice messages will sit on the home screen of the app, pinned to the top to let them listen to a long voice message while looking at your recent chats.
The reports of WABetaInfo states that the update was spotted during the development of a recent WhatsApp for iOS beta release. As of now, it is yet to receive by beta testers. Also, it is expected to bring the global voice message player to Android as well as iOS in the coming time.
Additionally, WhatsApp will now have a Default Message Timer option available under the Privacy setting of the application. It will allow users to choose a specific ephemeral duration that will be applicable to all new messages.