WhatsApp for iOS Updated has the ability to allow you to pause and restart while recording voice messages. This comes as an extension of the newly introduced voice message preview feature that allows users to review their recorded voice messages before sending them to contacts. WhatsApp updated and brings support for Focus mode is part of iOS 15. New features are currently available to select iPhone users, though they will be distributed to all eligible buyers in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp for iOS Gets Ability to Pause Voice Message Recording
With WhatsApp for iOS version 22.5.75, the instant messaging app has enabled iPhone users to pause and restart while recording voice messages. It replaces an existing stop button introduced with the December message preview with the stop and restart buttons.
You can try the new voice message experience on WhatsApp by swiping up to lock your voice recording and tapping the pause and restart buttons.
The ability to pause the recording of a voice message first became apparent in October last year. However, it has not been available to WhatsApp users yet.
It is also important to note that the updated experience is currently only for iPhone owners as users on WhatsApp for Android can no longer pause and restart the recording of their voice messages.
Gadget 360 was able to realize that although an updated version of WhatsApp is available for select users, people with the previous version have also begun to experience a new sense of voice message recording. This suggests that the change comes from the server-side.
By allowing users to pause and resume recording of their voice messages, WhatsApp has taken another step to improve the voice message experience in its app. The company owned by Facebook parent Meta previously provided features that include playback speed and voice message waveforms to help users send voice messages.
The second change brought by the updated WhatsApp for iOS to users is Focus Mode support. This will allow users to consider receiving messages from selected users even if they do not want to be interrupted by regular notifications.
WhatsApp for iOS with the latest update has also started showing group photos and profiles next to notifications each time you receive a new message. This is similar to how you view the profile pictures of people who send you direct messages on Twitter. It was also spotted by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo earlier this month. The feature is also limited to iOS 15 users and the latest versions.
You can download the updated WhatsApp for iOS on your iPhone via the App Store. The app is compatible with devices running iOS 10 and later. It is also 212.6MB in size.