Features between Facebook-owned platforms — Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger — quite often crossover. It seems like one Instagram feature is coming to WhatsApp. According to a report by WABetaInfo, the instant messaging platform is testing ‘waveforms’ in voice messaging.
WABetaInfo tracks new and upcoming features on WhatsApp and have spotted the feature being tested. The waveforms feature is already present in Instagram and it shows users real-time voice waveforms when they are recording a voice message. Users will also have the option of stopping recording and listening to voice message before sending it — something which is currently not available.
The feature has been spotted in a future WhatsApp update — it’s not clear which one — so it’s not available yet for the public. WABetaInfo noted that the feature is under development on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.
WhatsApp recently rolled out a new feature for voice messaging that will let you speed up the voice messages playback. With the help of this feature, users can play voice messages 1x, 1.5x or even 2x faster, as per WhatsApp. The feature has started rolling out in India also and has arrived already on many smartphones already with the new WhatsApp update.
Another much-awaited feature that’s coming to WhatsApp is the multi-device support. With this, users would be able to install the app on up to four devices registered under one account. As per WABetaInfo, even though it doesn’t mention that users will be able to connect another phone to their WhatsApp account, this will be the case and will “probably [be] updated in future.” Once the multi-device feature is rolled out and activated, all the devices that are logged in with that account will receive a message. Further, all the previous actions such as starring a message, archiving of chats will also be in sync across all devices.