WhatsApp has a brand new voice note feature – update your iPhone now to start using it
WHATSAPP has introduced a new way to use voice notes.
The popular messaging app is allowing users to put voice notes as a status.
WhatsApp started testing the new feature last year but it’s finally available to the masses.
It means you can change up your status with your voice, keeping friends and family in the loop about what you’re up to.
The audio has a time limit of 30 seconds.
To access it, just go to add a status in WhatsApp as you would normally.
In the bottom right you should notice a mic icon.
Tap and hold it, then record your message.
If you don’t see it yet, you may need to update your WhatsApp.
You can wait until it becomes available automatically, or you can force it through now.
If you can’t wait, head to the App Store, search WhatsApp and you should be able to update it there.
“These features will roll out over the coming weeks,” WhatsApp says.
WhatsApp always tries out new ideas with special testers first.
If you want to try new stuff before everyone else, consider following our guide to join the beta below.
How to join the WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Joining the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s guide here.
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