The app for iPhone could soon overtake Android with its latest feature.
It has been over a decade since WhatsApp was launched and it has grown in popularity.
The reason for it’s popularity is its intuitive interface and expanding feature set.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, regularly releasing updates to improve usability.
WABetaInfo is known for trawling through early editions of WhatsApp in an attempt to garner a glimpse at forthcoming features.
It recently posted an image on Twitter of a new tool that is soon to be available on iPhones.
Users will be able to interact with notifications for voice messages on WhatsApp with this new feature.
Previous editions of the app forced users to open it to listen to the message.
WABetaInfo said: “Yes, it’s a push notification with an incoming voice message, on iOS.
“It will be available in future (maybe in a major update with other features?)”
The release date for the new feature is yet to be revealed but when it debuts, it will give Apple iPhone an advantage over its Android rivals.
There is no news if this feature will be available for Google’s operating system.
Although this function will be appreciated by many WhatsApp users, the dark mode feature that is rumoured to be in development is by far the most anticipated.
The dark mode feature is speculated to be launched after Apple releases iOS13.
Last month, iOS 13 was unveiled by Apple at its recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that took place and the new operating system boasts a dark theme of its own that makes all native apps adopt a black tone.
For Android users, WABetaInfo expressed “hope” WhatsApp’s forthcoming dark mode could debut alongside Google’s forthcoming operating system, Q.
However, it is worth noting WhatsApp has not confirmed the existence or a release date of a dark mode.
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