Voice messages are important, as messengers are evolving, users also demanding the developers to integrate new voice-related features in their messaging applications. Related to this, WhatsApp has its own set of voice chat-related features embedded in the chatroom and allows users to conduct voice messaging.
Through its beta channel, WhatsApp keeps testing the latest features before they arrive for the general users. As recently, WABetaInfo discloses that WhatsApp is now developing a new feature for voice messages that provides the opportunity to users to review voice messages before sending them in order to avoid any error.
Currently, this feature is under development, it will add a new Review button that you can tap to hear the voice message. For a more clear view of how the system designed by the WhatsApp team should look, check the linked video below.
To be mentioned, the last WhatsApp beta version brings the possibility for users to set the playback speed for limited beta testers, which has received good reception among the testers and been waited for a long time.
This feature is surely very useful for WhatsApp users, with this they will be able to re-listen to voice messages before sending them and can decide whether to discard and record a new one to send it.
At the moment, there is no confirmation on when this feature rolls out to users but it should be available for both the Android and iOS WhatsApp apps.
WhatsApp bring redesign group info layout for iOS after WhatsApp Business users
WhatsApp is working to bring a new redesign group info layout with more easy spotting features for further convenience. In this regard, we have previously informed about revamped business info layout for business account holders. After changing the group info design for WhatsApp business users, it now shifted to iOS for the same section. According to WABetaInfo, a new look of this section has been spotted with the iOS 22.214.171.124 beta update.
You can check the preview of the redesign group info layout for WhatsApp iOS users here-
(Image Credits: WABetaInfo)
As we can see in the image, the design has the same attributes as business accounts. The profile image is in round shape with the group name placed below it. Moving ahead, the communication bar has message, audio call, video call, and share options.
Group administrators will be able to share or forward the links from here. Other features are similar to what we are using at present. However, there might be more new changes that aren’t shown here. Overall this new design has a more systematic arrangement of features as WhatsApp is trying to provide every possible option in one place.
The WhatsApp iOS users will receive the redesign group info with future updates as it’s still being designed. Besides, WhatsApp has rolled out the same design for business users a few weeks ago. Looking at this flow, we may expect that it’ll also roll out for Android users in the near future.
WhatsApp is designing a new feature for WhatsApp Payments that will allow receiving cashback within 48 hours. At present, there isn’t much info available on this subject. However, we may get to know about this in the future as it’ll complete development.
WhatsApp Cashback feature is coming for Android
WhatsApp has recently started to rollout a new beta version (126.96.36.199) that comes with an interesting addition in the name of payment “Cashback”. The feature is seeming designed to boast in-app payment for the consumers and allure them to use WhatsApp.
According to Wabetainfo, the latest WhatsApp feature allow you to receive cashback on payments made through WhatsApp Payments after 48 hours of timespan. Currently, it remains unknown, whether all of the users will have the privilege to get cashback benefits or it’ll be limited to some users.
However, more information about this feature may be available once it goes available for every WhatsApp user. There are a few things that you should know that the current payment system cashback is limited for the UPI payments in India, you can get cash back and you might receive up to 10 INR cashback.
(source – wabetainfo)
Still, there are many changes that we may see until the final stage of the rollout.
Group Icon Editor:
Previously, WhatsApp rolled out a feature for both Android and iOS users that comes with new features to enhance your group profile feature. This new feature is called Group Icon Editor and allows you to choose the background color of the icons.
However, both of these features are still under development but they are designed to bring more convenience to your user experience.
WhatsApp group icon editor announce for Android
After bringing the group profile customization tool for iOS, WhatsApp is developing the same feature for Android users. It’ll help them to set a temporary icon on the group profile using the background and emojis.
Using different combinations of solid color backgrounds and available emojis, WhatsApp users on Android can create multiple icons. This drawing tool can be used in a situation when a user can’t decide a profile image or need a momentary group.
Let’s check first, how it’ll look like-
(WhatsApp Group icon editor on Android, Image from WABetaInfo)
The image is identical to what we saw for iOS. Combing different background shades and icons users can create a group profile icon. It’s really fun to set an image like this because if we want any icon image we have to search it on the web, then download it, afterward we are able to set it.
Furthermore, we don’t have to waste our time in finding profile images for some irregular groups that’ll we abandon after a time. WhatsApp is enriching its feature covering every single possibility and scenario to bring more operation convenience.
According to the data, the WhatsApp group icon editor isn’t ready for Android users yet, there are still some measurements left to be done. But the WhatsApp Android beta 188.8.131.52 update confirms that it’ll soon rollout for the users.
Besides, the WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 has already enabled this feature for beta testers. However, only limited users are able to use it. If you are on the same version, can check this feature by flowing the below-mentioned steps.
- Open your WhatsApp account on your device
- Tap on the group to info and access the edit
- If you saw a new option- “Emoji & Sticker”, it has been enabled on your device
- In case you don’t see any, wait for the next update
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With the previous update, WhatsApp has rollout a message reporting system. It’ll allow a user to report a particular message from an individual or a group. To be mentioned, we are only allowed to report a contact/group, not a message. (Whole Story Here)