WhatsApp recently started testing a new design change for Android smartphones. With the beta update, the company started to roll out a new user interface for group voice calls. Now, the Facebook owned platform has reportedly started to test a similar design for iOS app as well. As per a latest report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has rolled out the new group voice calls interface for iOS users with the latest beta update. The update brings the version of the app up to 188.8.131.52. References for the design change were already found in the previous beta updates for iOS and Android users. The report also reveals that the platform is adding voice waveforms for all participants during a group call. The voice waveforms are similar to the ones seen in voice notes.
As per the screenshots shared by WABetaInfo, the changes in the design are quite minimal but they provide a refreshed look to the page. The report further suggests that the new design is only rolling out to a few iOS beta testers currently, but the platform will expand it to more users in the coming weeks. As the feature is only available in the beta version, it is not yet known when the design will make it to the public release.
Last week, WhatsApp released a useful new feature for Apple iPhone users. With the new feature, you can continue to listen to a voice message even when you leave that chat. Once you exit a chat after playing a voice message, you see an audio player at the top of the screen. The player shows the name of the user along with several options such a play/pause button and cancel button.
Until now, a voice message used to stop if you leave a particular chat and return to the chat list or open another chat. WhatsApp started to test this feature last month with beta testers. It is worth noting that the feature is only available for iOS users and it is still under development for Android users.