The WhatsApp development team has recently started the release of the update to the version 18.104.22.168 of WhatsApp Beta for Android to users enrolled in the Beta Program of the application through the Google Play Store.
The novelty contained in the update is something tangible for all those who update the hugely popular messaging app to the latest beta: the global audio player.
Needless to say, we get to know everything through the team of WABetaInfoalways on the piece in finding the news on Whatsapp preview.
WhatsApp Beta 22.214.171.124 introduces the global audio player
You read that right: the global audio player also comes on the version for Android Of WhatsApp Betaafter being released for both the beta version of the Desktop client than for the beta version of the WhatsApp iOS client.
Thanks to this very useful function, a user will be able to play voice notes (and audio files in general) even by switching to another conversation, so as to be able to send a message to another contact even while the classic is playing. infinite audio received in another chat.
In the image above, there is an example of how this new feature looks: returning to the Chat screen, when an audio is playing, a bar (under the smartphone status bar) will appear with a button to pause playback and a button to close, as well as the avatar and name of the chat (contact or group) whose audio file you are playing.
This is just the last of the features related to voice messages / audio files that the WhatsApp team works on which, recently, had introduced the possibility of pausing and possibly resuming the recording of an audio.
The feature is being phased out for everyone who has installed the version 126.96.36.199 Of WhatsApp Beta: to find out if the feature is available, just play a voice message and go back to the chat list; if the new reader bar is checked (shown in the image above), it means that the function is enabled.
It would not surprise us, therefore, the release of the functionality also on the stable version of Whatsapp in the near future.
How to download the new version of WhatsApp Beta
If you are eager to try the new features contained in the version 188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp Beta for system-based smartphones Android Google, you can proceed through the Google Play Storeby subscribing to the Beta Program (you can find the page dedicated to the program by following this link).
If the Beta Program was temporarily full but you still have the curiosity to try out the latest versions of Whatsappyou can proceed with the manual installation of the related APK files, downloadable from the portal APK Mirror (whose dedicated page can be reached by following this link).
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