One of the primary reasons for this stems from WhatsApp’s intuitive interface and expanding feature set, causing the app to explode in popularity with time.
As posted on twitter by WABetaInfo; an outlet renowned for trawling through early editions of WhatsApp in an attempt to garner a glimpse at forthcoming features. They posted an image of a new tool claimed to land on iPhones in the future.
WhatsApp users on iPhones could soon get this new feature that will allow previews of voice messages. This feature is currently under development and there’s no word on its official release as yet.
WhatsApp will send push notifications for voice messages along with a preview tool. This means that iPhone users can open the voice message directly from the notification panel. At present, users on iPhones and Android devices need to open the chat to listen to the voice messages.
WhatsApp hasn’t announced if or when this feature will be available for iPhone users. WABetaInfo says that this feature could be part of a bigger update with iOS 13 which will be available in the coming months. Along with voice recording preview, iPhone users could also get dark mode on iOS 13. Dark mode has been rumored to arrive on WhatsApp for the past year but this feature could be nearing its release soon.
iOS 13 was unveiled by Apple at its recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that took place last month; the new operating system boasts a dark theme of its own that makes all native apps adopt a black tone.
For Android users, WABetaInfo expressed “hope” WhatsApp’s forthcoming dark mode could debut alongside Google’s forthcoming operating system, Q.
Moreover, reports state that WhatsApp is also developing a quick media-edit shortcut for both Android and iOS. Aptly described, this feature will let users quickly edit photos sent on the chat and other audio-visual forms of media quickly before sending it across. Images sent on WhatsApp will feature an ‘edit’ tool in the menu on Apple while for Android users, the edit feature will be available on the shortcuts menu.
Although, it must be noted that Quick media edit like voice recording preview is yet not available for beta users on WhatsApp. However, it is being said that the Facebook-owned company is testing these features on beta, it is yet to be released for public beta users.