August 8, 2022
WhatsApp for iOS gets ability to pause voice message recording, new focus mode


WhatsApp for iOS has been updated with the ability for you to pause and resume while recording voice messages. This comes as an extension to the recently introduced Voice Message Preview feature that allows users to review their voice message recordings before sending them to contacts. The updated WhatsApp also brings support for Focus Mode which is a part of iOS 15. The new features are currently available to select iPhone users, though they will be available to all eligible users in the coming weeks.

Via WhatsApp for iOS version 22.5.75, the instant messaging app has enabled iPhone users to pause and resume while recording a voice message. It essentially replaces the existing stop button that was introduced in December with dynamic pause and resume buttons via the voice message preview feature.

You can try out the new WhatsApp voice message experience by swiping up to lock your voice recording and then tapping on the pause and resume buttons.

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WhatsApp for iOS updates voice message recording experience with pause and resume buttons

The ability to pause voice message recording was first seen in October last year. However, it was not available for WhatsApp users till now.

It is also important to note that the updated experience is currently exclusive to iPhone owners as users on WhatsApp for Android are still not able to pause and resume their voice message recordings.

Gadgets 360 was able to notice that although the updated version of WhatsApp is currently available for select users, people on the older version have started getting the new voice message recording experience. This shows that the change is going on at the server side.

By allowing users to pause and resume their voice message recordings, WhatsApp has taken another step to refine the voice message experience on its app. The company, owned by Facebook parent Meta, previously brought features including playback speed and waveforms for voice messages to help send voice messages.

Another change for WhatsApp users updated for iOS is support for focus mode. This will allow users to consider receiving messages from selected users, even when you don’t want to be bothered by regular notifications.

WhatsApp for iOS via the latest update has started displaying group and profile photos along with notifications every time you receive a new message. It’s similar to looking at profile pictures of people who direct message you on Twitter. it was also spotty WhatsApp beta tracker by WABetaInfo earlier this month. This feature is also limited to users of iOS 15 and later versions.

you can download Updated WhatsApp for iOS on your iPhone via the App Store. The app is compatible with devices running iOS 10 and later. Its size is also 212.6MB.




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