Tired of your voice messages constantly pausing when do you the slightest of activity on your device? Well, WhatsApp finally has a solution for it.
Currently testing the feature on select users, WhatsApp is planning to roll out a new feature that will allow you to listen to voice messages even if you are shifting to other windows. The Meta-owned instant messaging company is currently testing the feature for Android devices but it is already rolling out to selected iOS beta users.
As of now, the voice note you receive automatically stops playing if you leave that specific chat tab but with this planned feature you may get more control over the voice notes. You can now listen to it in the background too.
As per a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Android beta version 188.8.131.52 has carried references about this global voice message feature. The feature has, however, not yet been made available to beta testers. WABetaInfo also shared a screenshot to suggest the feature, in which the audio player interface is seen with the ability to pause, resume, and dismiss the voice message that would appear on top of the chats list. There is also a progress bar to show the movement of the audio.
The feature appears to let users continue to listen to voice messages when they move to the default chats screen.