Warning for millions of WhatsApp users – voice memos are changing forever

WHASAPP is quietly working on a big change in voice memos – and it will change them forever.

If you’re a big fan of voice memos, you might love the update.

A new microphone icon allows you to create WhatsApp status voice notes

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A new microphone icon allows you to create WhatsApp status voice notesPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

WhatsApp typically tests new features in the beta version of the app before releasing them to the general public.

Now the tech experts from WABetaInfo have spotted a new feature “in development” for the beta.

The change means you can share voice memos about your WhatsApp status updates.

“It will be possible to post a voice note of up to 30 seconds on your status updates directly with the text status,” explained WABetaInfo.

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“Like a WhatsApp chat, if you don’t type text in this section, the microphone icon will appear. Otherwise, it means you go to a status update text as usual.”

Remember that according to your own privacy settings, your voice memo status updates are only visible to people who can see regular status updates.

Unfortunately, the feature isn’t currently available for testing, even in beta.

It’s in development, so a full live release could be weeks or even months away.

But it’s a good sign that WhatsApp is working to make voice memos even more important.

If you want to try new WhatsApp features before everyone else, follow our guide to join the beta.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Join the WhatsApp beta iOS is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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