A new WhatsApp update is on the card—it will make it possible to automatically play multiple voice messages in a sequence. It means there is no longer need to manually click on each message to play since that is now being taken care of by the new update.
Once a voice message has successfully been played, WhatsApp will play a sound before automatically playing the next one. This is to enable you know that the one you were listening to has just ended and the next one is about to start playing. When available [and hopefully any moment from now], it will be enabled by default.
The ability to play multiple audio message is one of a couple of other features and changes made to the app. Some of the changes and additions include:
When Vacation mode is enabled from your WhatsApp Notification Settings, archived chats will no longer be unarchived if messages had previously been muted by you. Previously, WhatsApp automatically unarchives your chat as soon as a new message is received for that chat. The feature, which is yet to be officially available, will be added to iOS, Android and Windows Phone when the test period has elapsed.
New Message design
When you long-press on a message, a new design that is now being added will make it easier and faster to reply, forward, delete, copy, or star the message. You now have everything you want well-laid out in such a way that you can quickly access a long list of options/actions.
A new feature that will allow you to lick your account with external services is currently being worked upon by WhatsApp. The feature, according to WABetaInfo will most likely be added to WhatsApp Business, but not to rule out the possibility of seeing it on the main WhatsApp app. Linked Account, which is currently not available, will be located under your Profile Settings.
The feature currently only supports Instagram—and when you tap the Instagram link, your WhatsApp account will be linked to the picture-sharing app. That said, you have to add your credentials as a first step to doing that.
The 2.18.100 update, which will be available in the future, according to WABetaInfo, will also support videos for the Notification Extension. By this update, you will be able to view and reply video messages straight from the Notification Extension. This feature is currently only available when you receive a chat message.
WABetaInfo also adds that WhatsApp is at the very basic stage of developing a “Dark mode.” As expected, nothing is official, and things could still change between now and when this mode will be made officially available. However, you will be able to disable the Dark mode if you want—and like other apps like Twitter, YouTube and the likes, it is an option between dark and white default modes.