For the last few months, WhatsApp has been trying to expand the capabilities of its voice notes feature.
The ability to modify the playback speed of voice notes was added to the messenger in April of last year. Then, in September, it was revealed that it was working on a new feature that would allow users to transcribe voice notes. WhatsApp introduced a new feature last month that allows you to preview voice notes before sending them.
The most recent WhatsApp beta version includes a new feature that allows you to listen to voice messages in the background. If you play a voice note on WhatsApp and then go to another chat, it will stop playing.
However, WABetaInfo discovered a new global voice note player in the current WhatsApp beta for Android (v220.127.116.11), which allows you to listen to voice notes while doing other things.
The functionality is currently in development, and it isn’t available to beta testers in the most recent WhatsApp beta version.
We don’t know when this modification will start spreading out on the beta channel because WhatsApp hasn’t released any formal information about it.
The new voice note player appears at the top of the app when you play a voice note and go to the WhatsApp home screen or a different chat. It has controls for pausing, restarting, and dismissing the voice note, as well as a progress indicator.
It’s unclear whether the global voice note player will continue to function if you go to another program, although it seems doubtful. However, the functionality isn’t accessible yet, even for beta users, but we now have the assurance that it will be available soon.