The Google Play Beta Program is currently distributing a new update for WhatsApp, bringing the app’s version number up to 126.96.36.199. What has been added in this update? Voice notes for status updates are being developed by WhatsApp for a future app update!
In a future update of WhatsApp beta for Android, new status update enhancements will be added. Today, we can finally reveal that WhatsApp plans to expand the functionality of status updates by integrating voice notes, thanks to the new beta for Android 188.8.131.52. “Voice status” refers to a voice memo shared as a status update:
This screenshot demonstrates a new icon that will be located at the bottom of the status tab, and it will give us the ability to quickly add a voice note to our status update. It is important to keep in mind that the voice note, along with any other images or videos that are posted to your status, will be end-to-end encrypted, and that it will only be shared with the people that you choose to share it with in the privacy settings for your status.
Due to the fact that this feature is still being developed, we are unable to provide a time estimate for when it will be made available to beta testers.