WhatsApp is said to be working on a new feature that will allow users to continue listening to voice memos even after closing the chat.
WABetaInfo reported that the feature is currently under development. The feature is called a global voicemail player and is currently available for the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS.
With WhatsApp’s global voice message player, users will be able to start voice notes and exit the chat, view and reply to other messages in the application while the voice note is playing in the background. When the voice memo player is active, a window will be pinned at the top of the application from where a user can pause or stop the voice memo.
This new feature will not allow the playback of voice memos when the application is minimized.
The new voice memo feature is available in WhatsApp Beta for iOS and should be available in the Android version soon.