The team of the popular messenger WhatsApp continues to work on the convenience of voice messaging. In recent months, features have been added such as changing the playback speed and pre-listening before sending, as well as in test form – text transcript. The beta version of WhatsApp now has a feature to listen to voice messages in the background.
The innovation was initially drawn by the thematic resource WABetaInfo. Background listening allows you to switch to other chats without interrupting playback. In the stable version of WhatsApp, everything is unchanged for now – if you listen to a voice message in WhatsApp and switch to another chat, the message will stop playing.
Background playback appeared in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android under the number 18.104.22.168. When you switch to a new chat or the main messenger screen, a voice message player appears at the top of the application with buttons for stopping and starting, as well as a playback indicator.