September 29, 2023

WhatsApp began to implement audio chats, a operate just like the one which characterizes Discord, which some customers of the most recent beta model of the Android software can already strive.

The corporate started creating this function in March of this yr, after months of engaged on the name operate and that it was deploying each in its Desktop model and in its cell functions.

It was exactly for the latter and, extra particularly, for Android the place it started to check a function similar to the one supplied by Discord, voice chats, as WABetaInfo was capable of confirm in beta model 2.23.7.12.

This identical portal has now found that the platform has already made its newest beta model out there to customers, 2.23.16.19, which will be downloaded by way of Google Play and will likely be rolled out to extra customers within the coming days.

This new possibility seems on the prime of the display screen with a wave-shaped button, inside a bunch chat the place audio chats have been enabled or the place such communication has began.

As soon as this button is tapped, this voice chat is routinely began and the app shows a devoted interface. Additionally, any group chat person will be capable of be a part of this audio chat.

WABetaInfo has commented that the chats shut routinely after 60 minutes one if the voice chat -which maintains the end-to-end encryption attribute of the platform- stays empty and no person has joined it.