After much anticipation, Meta-owned, WhatsApp is finally launching the global audio player on its desktop app. Earlier, WhatsApp desktop users can pause and resume the voice player while staying in the same chat window. Now, the newly launched update enables desktop users to shuffle between chats while listening to voice messages. They can now switch between chats and can listen to the audio messages simultaneously.
WhatsApp Launches Global Audio Player on its Desktop App
“When we play the voice note and we switch to another conversation, WhatsApp does not stop playing the voice note and a new audio player bar shows up at the bottom of your chats list,” noted WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo. “Thanks to this bar, we have control over the voice note by using the playback button and the progress bar indicator helps us understand when the voice notes end,” added WABetaInfo.
Moreover, the global audio player feature is being rolled out in beta and will soon appear in your desktop app. This will allow the user to control the chat and the voice player easily and without the hassle of being going back now and then to listen and chat. In an earlier update, WhatsApp desktop users can now request some details about your account, such as your activity info, privacy settings, information about your devices.
WhatsApp is Also Working on Transcribing Voice Messages
In April last year, WhatsApp added the ability to change the playback speed of voice notes. WhatsApp now also lets you preview your voice notes before sending them to someone. In addition to the global audio player, the service is also working on a transcription feature that will automatically transcribe voice messages using speech recognition technology. WhatsApp is also testing new drawing tools that will allow users to draw thicker or thinner lines on images/videos. And it’s also readying a new transfer tool that will finally let Android users transfer their chats to iOS.
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