Updated: August 12, 2016 8:57:28 am
WhatsApp has finally started rolling out Voice Message feature for iOS users. The Voice Message will now let users to leave a message for their friends in case they do not pick up WhatsApp call. In our case, the feature did not work for Android even when the app was up to date. The Voice Message option shows up when a WhatsApp call is not answered. The circular Voice Message button can be seen along two other options – Call Again and Cancel. With Voice Message, users can simply send a recorded voice message, sort of like voicemail. Users need to hold the Voice Message button to record message and release it to send the message across. These messages appear like normal WhatsApp voice recordings to users who receive them. WhatsApp’s Cancel option simply closes the screen, and the Call Again option allows user to call back the person.
WhatsApp’s Voice Message was speculated ever since the the messaging platform added voice calling feature. In fact, a translation document revealed in early June, hinted at WhatsApp getting the feature. WhatsApp rolled out the Voice Message and Call Back features for its Android Beta program users late July.
WhatsApp recently added a host of new features to its platform to make it more interactive and useful. The messaging platform earlier introduced a beta build with video calling option before pulling it down. It is reportedly looking to add a new font to its iOS and Android app. With the introduction of new font – FixedSys – users will be able to use a different font for chatting. The FixedSys font is similar to the one in Windows with the same name. This is, however, the only font option that seems to be available for WhatsApp right now.
There’s also a quote message feature which allows users to quote specific messages or media and reply to them. Facebook-owned WhatsApp may also add GIF support to its iOS app. The messaging platform added support to share documents like PDFs and Doc files. Also, WhatsApp is now fully encrypted. This means that man-in-the-middle attacks are no longer possible on WhatsApp chats, and no third-party can read or listen in to the conversations.
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