The new feature is seen in WhatsApp for Android version 2.16.229 and WhatsApp for iOS version 2.16.8. Users can then leave a voice message in case the recipient doesn’t respond the call.
For instance, they will find three options like Cancel, Call Back and asking to leave a Voice Message.
To send the voice message, users will have to hold and press the voice message button. Once you are done speaking, and release the finger from the button, the message will be sent. However, there is no way that you can listen to your message before sending it.
In case, you don’t want to send the recorded message, simply tap on cancel. Those who have used voice message in WhatsApp, will find it quite related. The new feature is useful as it can help save a few extra taps or clicks to get your message through. You won’t need to start typing or hit the tiny voice message icon on the chat screen anymore. A great feature for those with busy hands, specifically when working or driving.
These voicemails will be found as a part of your conversation with the particular person . With this new feature, the popular messaging app is trying to strengthen the competition for services like Viber, Telegram etc.