WhatsApp allows you to send messages to 2.5 billion users. From those written to voice, through photos, videos and files. But it also has other interesting features such as calls and video calls, groups and communities, statuses, stories and polls. In particular, recently WhatsApp launched three interesting features: the ability to record 30-second voice prompts for status; fare uninterrupted video calls even if you exit the app; and turn a personal photo into a GIF or sticker.
WhatsApp: voice messages in the status and other news
If you want to share a voice message in your WhatsApp status, you can follow these simple steps:
- Open the WhatsApp “Status” tab and tap the pencil icon in the lower right corner.
- Touch and hold the microphone icon to record your voice message. You can speak for up to 30 seconds.
- Release the microphone icon when you’re done speaking. You will see your voice message on the screen.
- You can personalize your status with a background color or a photo from your phone’s gallery.
- Tap the Send button to post your status with your voice message.
Your contacts will be able to listen to your voice status by clicking on it. Remember that your status will disappear after 24 hours.
The other novelty concerns video calls. Before exiting WhatsApp the video stopped by itself, the video call continued only with sound and the screen went black with the words “paused” for all participants. But luckily this is just a bad memory, video calls now go on even if we leave the app and use other applications, without stopping.
WhatsApp offers the ability to create GIFs and stickers. To create a GIF on WhatsApp, you can use a video already in the gallery or record a video on the spot. You have to tap the paper clip symbol and choose whether to use the camera or the gallery. Select the video you want to turn into a GIF (it must last a maximum of 6 seconds) and tap the GIF button in the upper right corner. You can add a caption or emoji if you like.