WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out a new waveform design for voice messages that users send or receive on its platform. The Meta-owned short messaging service is rolling out waveforms for voice messages to select beta testers on Android and iOS. With the new update to WhatsApp Beta for Android and iOS, users see a new interface for audio messages that shows voice waveforms on chat bubbles.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, a website that keeps track of WhatsApp features, select WhatsApp Beta for Android users with version 220.127.116.11 have started seeing waveforms for voice messages. The report further notes that the new layout is also appearing on WhatsApp Beta for iOS version 18.104.22.168 to select iPhone users. Recently, we learned that the messaging app is also working on adding the playback speed feature for audio messages.
Waveforms for Voice Messages on Android and iOS
As aforesaid, the popular messaging service, WhatsApp, is currently rolling out this new feature to select beta testers. WhatsApp beta users on both Android and iOS with the latest update can see voice waveforms while playing the audio message. However, the report says that users with the latest versions (v22.214.171.124on Android and v126.96.36.199 on iOS) will not see the waveforms feature for voice messages they receive from users who do not have the latest beta release. Further, the new interface will also not appear if you have disabled the waveforms feature for your WhatsApp account —even if you have the latest beta build on your device.
To remind you, WhatsApp recently unveiled a helpful feature to undo status updates on iOS. The company is now also reported to be working on a new setting for WhatsApp Web and desktop versions, which will allow users to turn off message reactions. The new feature has reportedly appeared on the WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.21.2147.11. Check our dedicated WhatsApp section to read more about the latest developments in WhatsApp.