WhatsApp’s latest features: Consecutive voice messages, dark mode in profile section

Sheri Evans
April 1, 2019

Android users on WhatsApp, get ready for some new features coming your way. Unfortunately, this feature is disabled by default, so it won't work for all beta users as of yet. This feature basically automatically plays consecutive voice notes.

Android beta app v2.19.83 and v2.19.86 have recently been rolling out, and the two versions bring some interesting new features.

WhatsApp is still working on a number of improvements to the feature before it rolls it out. Well, WhatsApp fixes that with the latest beta update. This means that if you've received multiple voice notes from a single contact, WhatsApp will play these notes successively without making you press the play button for each message individually. Furthermore, messages which are forwarded more than four times will now be labeled as "frequently forwarded". However, the PiP Mode on Android app has a limitation - it plays video only inside a chat.

Huddersfield relegated after defeat at Crystal Palace
Huddersfield were doing a fine job of frustrating Palace in the Selhurst Park sunshine, with the hosts rarely threatening until the latter stages.

McLaren Team 'Should be Proud' after Qualifying Efforts in Bahrain - Sainz
I achieved a lot more in F1 than I dreamed of and I had great opportunities outside F1 to do something unprecedented. "I don't close doors 100 percent to anything in the future".

Gonzaga beats Florida State in Sweet 16 rematch
Mann, Cofer and centre Christ Koumadje have led the Seminoles to three straight NCAA Tournaments and a school-record 98 wins. However, they also believe that Florida State will benefit from having played Gonzaga in the third round last season.

WhatsApp is also testing an update for Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. The improved PiP Mode continues playing the video in a small window if you exit the chat, minimize the app, or switch to another app.

This would make sense as Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, recently released an update to its Messenger app which now allows users to access a darker theme.

Simultaneously, the WhatsApp beta v2.19.86 (also spotted by WABetaInfo) also reveals a consecutive voice message feature. Both of these features are now being tested and not available to users.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER