Rumours about WhatsApp getting the ability to pause and restart the voice recording has been floating around the internet for over a month now. The feature hasn’t surfaced anywhere until today.
A well known tipster WABetaInfo is now reporting that the feature is rolling out to select WhatsApp Beta users on iOS with the latest version of WhatsApp Beta.
According to the report, the voice recording pause feature is rolling out with WhatsApp for iOS beta version 188.8.131.52. Some users are also reporting about the feature with the beta version 184.108.40.206.
As already mentioned, the feature is currently rolling out to select WhatsApp beta testers on iOS at the moment. The feature is expected to soon roll out on the final version of the app as well. Android version of the app is also expected to receive the same feature at a later stage.
How does the new voice recording pause feature work
According to WABetaInfo’s report, the feature will also add a visual change to the voice recording option. If you are seeing an audio waveform while recording the audio messages, it is most likely that the beta version of the app has the pause function as well.
All you need to do is start a voice recording and look for the ‘pause’ button. Tapping on it will pause the recording. The tipster has also mentioned that voice recording can be resumed if someone has paused it. The only thing that’s unknown at the moment is for how long one can pause the voice recording or whether it will be in pause state even if someone navigates to another chat window.
Answers to these questions will be available once WhatsApp will make this feature permanent.