Audio playback on WhatsApp should be more like Telegram

WhatsApp’s global audio player was found in development on the Android app on Monday (10). Anticipated by the WABetaInfo website in October of last year, the feature fixes a historical issue and allows you to listen to voice messages and leave the chat without interrupting it, just like in Telegram.

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Remnants of the novelty are in version 2.22.3.1 of WhatsApp Beta for Android, according to the WABetaInfo website. This is something that the community has demanded for a long time, as it is impossible to browse the messenger while listening to an audio message without interrupting it. The feature is also in development for iOS.

According to the screenshots, the feature would work like this: when an audio is playing, returning to the app’s home page will invoke a discreet banner at the top of the screen that highlights the content. It includes the name and profile picture that sent the message, as well as play/pause buttons (to start and stop the audio without closing it) and an “X”, to remove the track and stop listening to the chat. .

Telegram style

This functionality is extremely similar to what has been in Telegram for a long time. In Neighbor Messenger, the user is free to browse other chats while listening to a voice message and can control playback with buttons that appear at the top of the screen.

So far, there is no clue as to when the feature will be released or when it will enter testing. However, considering that Android and iOS are now in the close stages of development, it might not take that long for testers to be able to try out the global audio player. Keep an eye out for updates available on the Play Store and App Store if you are a WhatsApp Beta user.

Source: WABetaInfo

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