WhatsApp testing voice message recording feature for Android phones


WhatsApp recently rolled out a new feature that allows iPhone users to pause and resume voice recordings. Till now, the feature is available for WhatsApp users on Apple iOS and desktop. Now, the Facebook-owned platform is reportedly testing the feature for Android users as well.
As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has started to roll out a new beta update for Android users. After the update, Android users can also pause a voice note recording on their smartphone.
How the pause feature in voice message recording works
According to GIF shared by WABetaInfo, the feature on Android platform will work similarly to the iOS platform. After the latest beta update, Android users will be able to see a new pause button when they swipe up after pressing the recording button. Once paused, the same button will be used to resume the recording. The new feature will be helpful for sharing longer recordings and it will also save time for the users as they do not have to re-record a voice note in case of some disruption.
The report has further revealed that the feature is only available for only a certain beta tester today and it is also available for WhatsApp Business beta for Android. It is expected that the company will roll out the feature to more users with the upcoming updates.
The company also recently added a new search shortcut to that redesigned page for a few Android beta testers. The search shortcut is added next to the Video call icon. As per the report, a few users are also able to see the new shortcut in the group info section as well. The report further suggests the shortcut does not seem to be working as it should. As the feature is still in the beta version, it is expected that the company may fix this issue in the upcoming beta updates.