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Some WhatsApp users can now play and pause voice recordings, hide profile pictures from selected contacts

Some WhatsApp users can now play and pause voice recordings, hide profile pictures from selected contacts

The messaging app was reportedly working on the possibility of playing and resuming voice recordings and the ability to hide last seen from specific contacts.

Story highlights
  • WhatsApp is working possibility of playing and resuming voice recordings.
  • The pause and resume feature would allow users to pause their recording and then resume it before sending.
  • WhatsApp is rolling out this feature for specific beta testers.

WhatsApp was spotted working on two interesting features. The messaging app was reportedly working on the possibility of playing and resuming voice recordings and the ability to hide last seen from specific contacts. The feature is now being rolled out to specific beta testers. The pause and resume feature would allow users to pause their recording and then resume it before sending. Currently, the users can only record a voice message in one go and send it. They cannot listen to their recording before sending it.

As per Wabetainfo, the voice recordings feature is available on selected WhatsApp accounts. Even if you are a beta tester, you may not be able to use the feature yet because only selected beta testers have received it. Some users might already see voice waveforms while recording a voice message. If you see it, you may have a higher chance to get the feature. You may test sending a voice message.

Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on another useful feature. The feature has been spotted in the beta version of the messaging app. WhatsApp will soon let you hide your last seen, profile picture from selected contacts. As of now, the users can hide their Last Seen, Profile Picture and About section from all the contacts. WhatsApp currently doesn't give users the option to hide from specific contacts. You can currently hide your profile picture, last seen from all your contacts and people whose numbers you have not saved. It is also important to note that in the current settings, if you hide your last seen, you would not be able to see the last seen of your contacts. Similarly, If you disable the blue ticks, you won't get to know whether your message has been read by the other person or not.

Wabetainfo had posted the screenshot of the feature that shows a special "My contacts except" option. Earlier, there were only three options including the option to hide your profile picture from "Everyone", "My contacts" and "Nobody". The "My contacts except.." Option has been added for Beta users for now. WhatsApp is yet to roll out the stable version of the feature, which means that if you are not a beta tester, you will not get to use this feature. In fact, the iOS beta testers will also not get the feature. It has been made available to selected Android users. If you haven't received the feature, don't worry as WhatsApp is gradually enabling the feature for specific beta testers, and more activations will be following after installing the next updates.