WhatsApp, the popular messaging application is coming up with a new update that allows the users to lock audio recordings on Android devices.
Previously, WhatsApp updates have done such borderline remarkable stuff Scan QR Code to Send Money, as allowing you to send money to someone through the instant messaging platform.
But that’s not all. This new Whatsapp application has a new update for their users that will make the life easier. This one lets you do multitask while recording your audio recordings. This Whatsapp feature can be seen in the update v2.18.102 reports WaBetaInfo, a watchdog that keeps a track on latest updates on WhatsApp.
Earlier, Whatsapp voice recording on WhatsApp made you hold on to the recording button wherein, one of your hand was busy and you could not use the app. However, with this new update, you can now use the app while recording a voice message.
To get to the locked audio recordings feature, you have to tap and hold the “mic” icon in the chat. The option of a ‘lock’ will appear after 0.5 seconds.
After you make a note of the ‘lock microphone button’ you should be able to slide your finger up to start the lock recording. If you have locked the audio recording, WhatsApp will allow you to navigate the chat with you not holding the microphone button.
However, there are certain restrictions as well with the update. With locked recordings on WhatsApp, you cannot view a photo or a video. For iOS users, those who have iPhone 6S or newer devices will be able to view with the use the 3D Touch action.
The second restriction will be while you are recording a “locked” voice message you can’t type a new message. In order to type a new message, you will need to end the voice recording to type a new message. When you are recording a “locked” voice message on WhatsApp, you cannot move to any other function on WhatsApp.