WhatsApp working on new ‘audio chat’ feature on Android


Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature called “audio chat”, which will be available within conversations in future updates to the application on Android.

According to WABetaInfo, a new waveform icon will be added to the chat header, allowing users to start an audio chat, as well as a red button for users to end an ongoing call.

As the waveform icon signifies the possibility of real-time audio visualization, the report states that it is likely that the space above the chat header could be reserved for displaying audio waveforms.

It will provide a minimalistic interface that allows users to view audio waveforms while navigating between their conversations.

Furthermore, the report mentions that not much information is available on how the feature will work as it is still under development.

Meanwhile, Meta has introduced a new WhatsApp application for Windows that loads faster and features an interface similar to the mobile version of the app.

Users can now host group video calls with up to eight people and audio calls with up to 32 people.

The tech giant has also made improvements, including faster device linking and better syncing across devices, as well as new features like link previews and stickers.


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