Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its Android app with addition of continuous audio clip playback feature. This feature is now available as a part of a stable update for WhatsApp for Android so all the users of the application can download it. The application can be updated through Google Play Store or through the application itself. In addition to this, another feature was spotted being tested on the beta version of the application, which will give the users the ability to share their WhatsApp status as a Facebook status. There is another feature which was being tested on the beta version of the app, which adds a dedicated QR code button in the application’s profile section which can be scanned by other users to share their details.
The new version of WhatsApp for Android holds the version number v2.19.150 and it can be downloaded through the Google Play Store. Although the smartphone will receive the update notification on its own but if it doesn’t it can be downloaded manually.
Talking about the new feature of WhatsApp for Android, it will automatically start playing the next audio clip sent to the user as a message once the previous audio clip has finished playing. And the users won’t have to tap on the play button on separate voice messages again and again to play after one has ended. Other than the new feature, the application update has also patched a vulnerability (CVE-2019-3568) which was in the earlier version of WhatsApp.
Although the new feature is not a major one like the dark mode but it will be helpful for conversations in which the users send and receive multiple voice messages. It should be noted that this feature was first spotted on the platform’s beta version – WhatsApp beta 2.19.86 for Android back in March 2019.
Other than the new feature, this version of the app doesn’t bring the features which we saw earlier being tested on the beta version of WhatsApp. Earlier, we saw that the beta version of WhatsApp comes with a feature which would let the users share their WhatsApp Status with Facebook Stories. Similar to Instagram Stories which gives the option to upload the same Story on their Facebook profile, the WhatsApp Status sharing works the same. And also, there is another feature which puts a dedicated QR code button on WhatsApp. This QR code will allow the users to share their user information with other users.
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