Wow! WhatsApp rolls out voicemail service, secret font, Olympic-themed emojis
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The instant messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out its much anticipated voicemail service.
If your WhatsApp call is rejected or unanswered, one will now have the option to leave a voice message.
As per the reports, the messaging app has added new features like giving people the ability to send bold, italic and strike-through text in messages, a secret font and Olympic-themed emoji - all within the last few weeks.
As per Mirror report, now WhatsApp has added voicemail in its latest update to iOs and Android.
The new feature is basically the voice message feature but only appears when you make a call.
If a contact doesn't pick up or decline a call, all you have to do is hold down on the voice message button, and when you are ready to send the message, just let go the button. You message is sent and it appears in the active WhatsApp conversation with a note saying there's been a missed call.
The report adds that if you slide left when recording you abandon the voice message - but you can't listen back to your recording before deciding to send it.
WhatsApp has said it uses Voice Over Internet Protocol, VOIP, which means its cheaper than normal landline messages.
The new voicemail feature is available with WhatsApp for Android version 2.16.229 and WhatsApp for iOS version 2.16.8.