WhatsApp has introduced a wide range of features in the last couple of months now. And it looks like the Facebook-owned messaging application is in no mood to stop just there. The messaging app has now rolled out two new features for the Android users called the Consecutive Voice Messages and Group Call Shortcut. As of now, both the apps are in their beta stage, but we expect them to roll out to all the users very soon. As the names suggest, the first feature which is called the Consecutive Voice Messages basically lets WhatsApp play audio files one after the other without having the user click them manually.
On the other hand, the Group Call Shortcut feature creates a shortcut button for users to make group calls. As said, both of these features are now available for the beta testers and are being tested by them before the final, or the official version kicks out for all the Android users. It is worth noting that both these features had earlier rolled out to WhatsApp beta for iOS.
WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages
WhatsApp has been trying out a bunch of new features over the past year, and now, it is said to be rolling out updates to its Android beta app that brings the code of two key new features called Consecutive Voice Messages and Group Call Shortcut. The first of the new functionalities enables WhatsApp to play multiple audio messages consecutively, while the other provides a shortcut button for users to make group calls. Both the new features are not available for WhatsApp for Android beta testers as of now and will be remotely enabled in the future.
Going by the report, the Consecutive Voice Messages and Group Call Shortcut features are currently available to Android users with According to a report, the code of features have arrived for Android users with beta versions 2.18.362 and 2.18.363. , respectively. Notably, the same features had previously rolled out to WhatsApp beta for iOS.
WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages
Talking about the First up is the Consecutive Voice Messages feature - this enables that enables the WhatsApp app on Android to WhatsApp Android app to play consecutive voice messages one after the other. Currently, to play three consecutive audio files the user is required to play them manually, but with the new Consecutive Voice Messages feature coming up, WhatsApp users will no longer need to play the voice messages manually, one after the other, WABetaInfo reports.
The feature works when WhatsApp detects two or more voice messages. To use this feature, the user will just need to click on the first voice message that they received from their friends and WhatsApp will automatically detect that there's another voice message after that and play it. All you need to do is to tap the Play button on the first audio, following which WhatsApp will automatically play all the other voice messages in a sequence. In the end, you will get a sound alert as well. The same functionality was previously seen on WhatsApp for iOS (with version number 2.18.100), and WhatsApp is finally bringing the feature to Android users as well. As mentioned, the feature is only visible in the code of Android beta version 2.18.362 app, and will reportedly be remotely enabled.
WhatsApp Group Call Shortcut
Meanwhile, the second feature, called the WhatsApp Group Call Shortcut will bring a new group calling button in group chats. Like the first feature this Group Call feature has also been spotted on WhatsApp for iOS beta version 2.18.36, and finally, the messaging platform is bringing the feature to the Android users. Coming to the second new feature, the latest WhatsApp for Android iOS beta version 2.18.363 bring UI changes for group calls.
This feature was earlier spotted on WhatsApp for iOS. When the feature rolled out to your app, there will be a new group call button in group chats. To use the feature, users will first need to Once you tap on that button, WhatsApp will then it opens up a sheet with all the members of the group on it, after which the user. Further, you will be required to have to tap the audio or video call button to start the group audio or video call.