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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has launched a new feature for iOS users called “Voice Status”. This update allows users to post status updates using their voice. It comes after WhatsApp released PiP (Picture in Picture) video call support in February.
The Voice Status feature was launched this week with iOS version 23.5.75, although it is being gradually rolled out to all users. The update comes about a month after WhatsApp tested the voice transcription capability.
To use the Voice Status feature, users should head to the Status tab, select the “pencil” icon, and hold down the microphone icon to record their message. Whether you have accessibility needs or just prefer to use voice when possible, this update is a valuable addition to WhatsApp.
If the feature doesn’t appear on your device right away, check back soon or make sure your iPhone is running the latest WhatsApp release.
WhatsApp is still listing the PiP feature for video calls as new in the latest release notes, even though it was first released in February. However, the company clarified that both PiP and the new Voice Status “will roll out over the coming weeks”.
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In addition to the new features mentioned above, WhatsApp is also working on an edit message feature and an expiring groups feature. The messaging app has also recently launched the ability to create your own stickers from photos.