WhatsApp is closing in on its gap of being your primary mode of communication, be it text or voice. WhatsApp for both Android and iOS is officially getting a new update which adds voicemail and callback functionality.
The latest version (2.16.229 for Android and 2.16.8 for iOS) will allow you to leave a voice message when the person you called didn’t pick up.
A menu pops up with three options if the call is disconnected. You can either ‘Cancel’, ‘Call Back’, or leave a ‘Voice Message’.
To record a voice message, just hold down the microphone icon and release to save and send it.
Swipe to delete and record a new message, but you can’t preview your voicemail before sending it. Much like the voice messages you can send from chat.
WhatsApp also included a secret font in the update. To enable it, simply add ”’ before and after the text.
The Facebook owned company updated the app with text formatting features that allows users to add underlines or make the text bold and italics.
WhatsApp has also been reported to be testing a video calling feature. Once that is added, WhatsApp, with its billion strong userbase will finally be able to connect with each other on video as well.