WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.5.75.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out voice status updates to everyone!
|Name of the feature?||Voice status updates|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.75 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||Even if WhatsApp is officially announcing the feature, some users may receive it over the coming weeks as mentioned within the changelog on the App Store.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing profile icons within group chats!|
VOICE STATUS UPDATES
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 update, we announced that WhatsApp was releasing the ability to post voice notes as status updates. Thanks to this feature, it is possible to reach a certain audience configured within privacy settings by sharing a voice note to status. In the past few hours, the company has released the WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.75 update on the App Store: the update fixes an issue that prevented status updates from being downloaded when the app was closed, but it also allows more users to share voice notes through status updates!
As mentioned in the official changelog, it is now possible to record a voice note and share it through Status. Just go to the Status tab > tap the pencil icon and hold the microphone icon to record. Voice notes shared as status updates cannot be longer than 30 seconds, and you can forward your own voice notes from your chats to status. In addition, WhatsApp is still rolling out the ability to multitask during a WhatsApp call without your video being paused thanks to the picture-in-picture mode, announced in the WhatsApp for iOS 23.3.77 update.
If you don’t have one of these features, note that some accounts may receive them over the coming weeks, as noted in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app in order to get the feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.
The ability to share voice notes as status updates is available for more iOS users so be sure to update the app from the App Store to check if the feature is already enabled for your WhatsApp account.
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