WhatsApp is rolling out New Global audio player for WhatsApp desktop beta. This update is available in the latest 2.2204.5 version. Some beta testers receive the same update in 2.2204.1 version as well. This update will enable WhatsApp desktop beta users to listen to voice notes while switching to a different conversation.
WhatsApp has been working on voice note player feature from quite some time now. You all know that this feature was released for iOS beta version few weeks ago. This similar update is in plan for WhatsApp beta for Android too. Let us get the details for WhatsApp desktop update of this feature in this article.
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Global Audio Player for WhatsApp desktop beta
The Meta owned app has recently rolled out a number of features for WhatsApp desktop beta users. Just last week it announced a privacy feature which will bring the ability to request account info within web/desktop client available in a future update. There were reports that Global voice note player feature is in plan for iPhone users and Android users but good news comes for WhatsApp desktop beta users as they are seemingly receiving this feature earlier!
In a previous update WhatsApp had released the ability to pause and resume voice messages for WhatsApp desktop beta. WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to listen to a voice note and Switch between chats while the audio is playing in the background in this new Global audio player.
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In the available preview of the feature released by a source you can see that when you play a voice note from a chat and switch to another conversation the voice note will not stop playing and a new audio player bar will pop up at the bottom left side of your chat list. With the help of this bar now you can control the voice note by using the playback button. With the progress bar indicator you can also understand when the voice note ends.
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This way the voice note will continue to play even when you move to another chat. You can even pause or completely close the voice note if you wish to, remaining in a different chat. The credit goes to Mateus for testing and reporting on this feature. The new Global audio player feature is now available to all beta testers. To avail this feature install the latest WhatsApp desktop beta version. For more news on recent updates and upcoming features be with us.