The WhatsApp announcement that voice notes will soon be allowed as a status seems pretty cool given that users can already send voice messages to regular chats on the messaging app.
Here are the specifics of the most recent WhatsApp update:
According to a WaBetaInfo article, starting with the Android beta release of 18.104.22.168, the new functionality will be accessible to qualified users in the app’s text status area. You can also limit who can see your Voice Status update through the messaging app.
Users will have control over the voice recordings they create thanks to the app’s capability to delete a recording before making it public.
The play pause process might not be as hassle-free as WhatsApp’s standard chat feature. If there will be an edit or replay option in the voice status feature is not yet known. We ought to be able to understand this better as more users have access to the feature.
However, there is a time limit on this feature as well. Only 30 seconds at a time can be spent recording a voice note.