WhatsApp Introduces Voicemail Feature

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, keeps on introducing news features. This time it has come about with the long-alleged voicemail feature to the iOS and Android app.

iOS and Android subscribers can now apprise their WhatsApp to version 2.16.8, or version 2.16.229, correspondingly. This will grant them with the skill to use this feature.

WhatsApp Introduces Voicemail Feature

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Earlier, only the option to leave a text message was available if the call was rejected or unanswered. Though with the onset of the new Voice Message feature users will be able to leave a voice message.

How To Send A Voice Message:

During a call, the new feature will come up on the device’s screen and permit users to promptly record a voicemail in case their WhatsApp call gets declined or was not picked up.

Previously, when a call was declined or was not attended to by the recipient, the screen of the caller would return to the older screen. Now, thanks to the WhatsApp update, users will have three buttons or icons that give them the following options: Cancel, Call Again or Voice Message.

Following are the steps to record a Voice message:

  • Tap the Voice Message button.
  • Hold down the Voice Message button to record the message.
  • When recorded, lift your finger from the button to send the voicemail to the contact who missed your WhatsApp call.

The contact gets the Voice Message as a recorded voice note. If the recording gets messed up you can just cancel the message by sliding it to the left.

The voicemail addition from the Facebook-owned company is quite arranged and helps save a couple of taps to get a recorded message through. The new feature is manageable, particularly when one is on the go or driving.

The Voice Message feature for WhatsApp hardly comes a week after the company incorporated the option to send Olympic rings emoji. At present it is testing another feature that will support users to make voice calls through the messaging facility. This feature is offered in beta for Android.

Also Read: WhatsApp to Roll Out GIF Feature Soon

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