WhatsApp for Android beta has received two new features within a week after a new font appeared on the messaging app. This time the beta users get call back and voicemail features with WhatsApp v2.16.189.
The new features appear on the app screen of a caller after a WhatsApp call has been declined or not picked at the other end. To get the feature you need to have signed up for Google Play beta testing program.
Both the features, call back and voice message, are extensions of the voice calling feature in WhatsApp. To see how they work, you need to call a WhatsApp contact from the app, if the call is not picked or declined, your app screen will show a “call declined” message along with three options- Cancel, Call Back, and Voicemail.
Call Back feature works exactly what its name says, it allows you to call back. Although it doesn’t add much to the app’s functionality, it removes the earlier need to go back two windows to be able to call again.
The voicemail feature is also something that everyone must have used. It works exactly the same way you record a message by long pressing the “mic” icon near the chat box. Again, it doesn’t add much to the app’s functionality, but just makes things a bit more simple and accessible.
The voicemail message will also appear in your chat with the other person.
Both the features were earlier spotted in translation requests, however, it is yet not clear when the feature will be available for the stable builds of WhatsApp.
The call back and voicemail features are latest in the line of several beta updates WhatsApp has rolled out in the recent months.
Just last week, a new font was spotted on WhatsApp v2.16.179. To change the font in your WhatsApp you need to put three “` symbols before and after a sentence or a word that you want to modify.
This works very similarly to the text formatting feature, however, the new font and the text formatting features can’t work together. This means you can bold or italicise a text written in the new font.
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