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WhatsApp: what are the 'voice states', the new function that comes to the messenger

2023-01-21T14:37:15.914Z


It is in the testing phase, but it will allow you to record audio that will last 24 hours. States occupy a place of importance for many when communicating on WhatsApp . So that more and more users turn to this function, Meta promises to make them more attractive with the possibility of combining them with voice messages. According to WABetaInfo, key when anticipating the next launches of the messaging service, the first indications of this novelty that pointed to the possibility of  re


States occupy a place of importance for many when communicating on

WhatsApp

.

So that more and more users turn to this function, Meta promises to

make them more attractive

with the possibility of combining them with voice messages.

According to WABetaInfo, key when anticipating the next launches of the messaging service, the first indications of this novelty that pointed to the possibility of 

recording voice messages in the states 

will now be official.

At least for some users who have the latest beta.

Version 2.23.2.8 for the Android operating system, which is currently in the testing phase (

beta

), already integrates the possibility of creating voice notes among the state creation tools.

This is one more step so that ‌ends up reaching all users sooner rather than later.

WhatsApp: how you can add voice notes in the states

WhatsApp.

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The chosen interface, at least from what WABEtainfo announced in its latest beta, is the same one that was leaked a few months ago.

Basically, it is accessed from the "States" tab by clicking on the microphone icon, which is the one that receives the news, leaving the well-known pencil-shaped icon for text states and the camera icon to add photos. or videos.

Already within the recording tool we find possibilities similar to that of voice notes in chats, only that the audio cannot exceed 30 seconds.

However, they do allow, for example, to reproduce the voice note and even discard it before uploading it.

It should also be said that, at least from what is seen in the screenshots, you can also customize the background and add other text elements and emojis.

The voice note will be seen in the central part with its usual appearance, with the rest of the people having to press the play button to start playback when they see the status.

At the moment, WhatsApp did not specify when this functionality could reach all users who are in the beta and when it did the same with the stable version, both for Android and iOS devices.

In any case, everything indicates that the arrival of this new function would materialize in the coming months and, although it does not attract the attention of many, there is no doubt that it will be one of the disruptive novelties within the messaging app in 2023 after the implementation of the Proxy connection a few weeks ago.

Buddy mode and edit messages

In addition, the messenger is preparing changes for this 2023. One of them is the

"companion mode".

This function, which has been tested by Android devices under the name of Companion Mode, would allow an account to be shared by more than one device, to use the same account without the need for both of them to share the same phone number.

One of the most attractive is the one that allows you to connect the tablet to WhatsApp.

At the moment, according to the WABetaInfo website, only a sample of a tentative logout screen has been developed that indicates the completion of the connection of one mobile device from another.

The option will allow users to delete the profile on a tablet or second cell phone, from their main device, which could become another security option in case of any account duplication.

Another interesting option is to 

edit messages

The message editing function can be done directly from the message.

If the message has not yet been seen, the sender will have the possibility to edit the content sent.

The term will not be indefinite since a maximum period of 15 minutes is contemplated.

Once exceeded, the content cannot be modified.

Additionally, as a security option in this future feature, posts that have been edited will have an "Edited" label located at the bottom right of the text bubble.

At the moment, it has not been reported that users have been notified about the change of the content of a message or that they can see a history of changes, but these are features that could be developed in the following months.

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