WhatsApp has officially rolled out a brand new voicemail feature for its users, a few weeks after the tool was first spotted out and about in its Android beta avatar. The function is being beamed out to iOS users right now.
WhatsApp’s voicemail tool works just like the record voice message option present within a conversation window. If a call made through the app goes unanswered, people will now be presented with 3 options namely Voice Message, Call Again and Cancel.
The first lets them quickly leave a voice message within the call interface itself. Once recorded and sent, the missive shows up in the chat window. The second serves as a redial button which prompts WhatsApp to call the contact back and the last closes the new screen which pops up after a call is cut or ignored.
The new voicemail feature is more or less a matter of convenience, since all it does is cut down on the time a person would have to spend to go back to the conversation and record a voice message from the dedicated button. Version 2.16.8 of WhatsApp doesn’t appear to have any other major updates.
There’s no telling when Android patrons will get the new voicemail tool. Only people with access to the beta version of WhatsApp can utilize it as of now. Consumers eager to try it out can download it via APKMirror.
As for iOS users, they can head to the App Store to get their hands on the updated version of the application. The tool previously got equipped with a number of features including bigger emoji and the ability to zoom in while taping a video.