WhatsApp for Android phones now lets you automatically play audio sent in sequence. From then on, when a contact sends multiple voice messages in the same conversation, just play the first file and the next one will play at the end of each audio. On Twitter, some Brazilian users praise the function while others are dissatisfied with autoplay.
The feature was released on Google's system with the latest messenger update, available for download from the Play Store (learn how to update the app). The new version, number 2.19.150, was officially released on May 23, but is coming slowly to all users along with the correction of a serious security breach released last week.
The sequential autoplay arrives Android version of WhatsApp seven months after the function was implemented in the messenger for iPhone (iOS). The feature was being tested in WhatsApp Beta for Android, the app's experimental edition since March.
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Sequential audio playback has been available on WhatsApp's iOS version since October, and the function is similar to that already offered by competitor Telegram, a privacy-focused messenger.
seriously, this whatsapp update t giving me hate. How boring this stop to automatically repeat the next audio. aaaaaf
– May 29, 2019
Finally whatsapp has the automatic audio tool that telegram has been doing for years … Thanks to those involved. #whatsapp @WhatsApp
– May 26, 2019
what the hell whatsapp playing audio automatically
– May 28, 2019
WhatsApp are with audio mode that if the person sends two audio you do not need to click that goes automatic very useful even because I'm lazy even for that
– May 25, 2019
On Android, continuous autoplay could be tried since March by WhatsApp Beta users, but this week's update makes it available to everyone. To release the tool in the messenger, I need to update the app from the Play Store store.
Thanks to the feature, now the user no longer has to press the play button of each voice message to hear them, as they will be played consecutively when sent by the same contact in private or group conversations.
WhatsApp update also fixes messenger security flaw Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
Correct Security Failure
Also new to the upgrade was the Pegasus spyware security hole fix. Earlier in the month, the messaging app announced that it had detected a serious security breach affecting both Android and iPhone. The vulnerability allowed devices to be invaded by spyware from an unanswered voice call within the application.
The malicious program could have access to the camera, microphone and other features of the device such as email messages. Spyware was developed by NSO, an Israeli company that provides government spy technology, so WhatsApp suspects that human rights activists have been targeted by the security breach.
According to the messenger, only a small group of users have been exposed to Pegasus spyware, but it is recommended that everyone update the app to fix the security flaw.
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