August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • WhatsApp might soon allow you to share a voice note as a status update.
  • The latest beta version of the messaging app contains evidence that a voice note is in the works.
  • It’s likely that only the people you’ve allowed to see your photo and video status will see your voice status as well.

Future status updates on WhatsApp could include voice messages, as suggested by a new feature spotted in the messaging app’s latest beta release on Android.

As discovered by WABetaInfo (opens in new tab), WhatsApp is looking to expand the choice for users when it comes to the type of status updates they can share. In the latest beta (version, a new option for recording a voice clip has appeared.