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WhatsApp Android Update Brings Continuous Voice Message Playback feature & A Major Security Fix

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WhatsApp for Android is now getting a noticeable feature, which has been in the iOS platform for a while now. The messaging platform is rolling out an update that will now allow users to hear voice messages received consecutively without the need of playing each one separately. The new stable build bearing the version number v2.19.150 is currently being rolled out to the Android users, which carries this effective new feature.

The new continuous audio message playback feature has been around for a while now in the messaging platforms beta builds – was introduced in WhatsApp beta 2.19.86, early this year. Since it is now official, Android users can manually update the app via their respective Google Play Store.

Once the update is installed, whenever a user receives multiple voice messages at once, say four, for instance – the user can listen to them continuously by tapping on the play button, which wasn’t possible before. This certainly makes the voice messages interaction more hassle-free since it eliminates the purpose of tapping on each voice message separately. The continuous voice messaging playback can also be stopped midway by tapping the respective pause button and can also be resumed accordingly as well.

Apart from introducing this new continuous voice message playback feature, the update is also said to be fixing the latest vulnerability that surfaced on the web of the messaging platform recently. The vulnerability named ‘CVE-2019-3568’ was with the voice calling (VOIP) feature on the WhatsApp, which was reportedly used to install typical remote code execution software on Android devices to target a phone number. The issue is said to be effecting WhatsApp for Android running prior to v2.19.134 and WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v2.19.44. Hence, we would recommend you to update your Android app right away by heading over to the ‘Source 1’ link mentioned below and update your app accordingly. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.

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