Voice messaging is an extremely useful and fun feature on WhatsApp. Being able to send audio notes adds a brand new dimension to your messaging experience. There is one annoying thing about WhatsApp voice messaging, however: you have to hold your finger on the microphone icon to record and send your voice note. Finally, Android users will soon be getting the ‘locked record’ function.
Once the update with the locked record function hits, all you’ll have to do start recording a voice note is hold the microphone button for half a second. After that, you’ll be free to do whatever you want with your hands as you chat away.
According to the guys at WABetaInfo, the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android is already shipping with the locked record function. This means that WhatsApp’s beta testers already have it and once WhatsApp has analyzed the data they collect, we could start to see the feature added to all versions of WhatsApp in the near future.
If you’ve read any of our other articles about WhatsApp updates, however, you’ll know that features appearing in the WhatsApp beta does not guarantee that they’ll find their way into the regular app. We’ll just have to wait and see.