After iOS, WhatsApp beta for Android gets new global media player

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Last month, we saw WhatsApp roll out a global media player for desktop apps and even iOS apps, allowing users to play voice files as well as voice memos from chat in the background. Now the messaging giant has begun deploying the same global media player for WhatsApp beta users on Android. See details below.

According to a recent report from the reputable WhatsApp Tarekomi WABetaInfo, WhatsApp recently released Android Beta v2.22.7.11 via the Google Play Beta Program.In this beta, WhatsApp Added global media player to AndroidYou can listen to audio memos and audio files from one conversation while accessing the chat view and other conversations.

Global media player is currently in the report Available to some WhatsApp beta users on Android But not all of them. The company is expected to activate it for more beta testers in the next few days before releasing the feature to all users. Beebom team members were not available in the latest Android beta.

The media player comes with a play / pause button and an “X” option to close it. It will appear at the top of the chat list, just as it does on iOS. You can see a preview of Android features in the image below.

WhatsApp Global Media Player Android Beta
Image courtesy of WABetaInfo

For those who don’t know what WhatsApp’s global media player is, it’s an audio file from chat in the background even after the user leaves the relevant chat page of the app to easily scroll through other sections of the app. Or whatsApp that allows you to play voice memos. Currently, if you want to play an audio file or voice memo from the chat window Playback stops as soon as you leave the chat window Move to another chat. However, keep in mind that the media will stop playing when you quit the app completely.

This feature is part of WhatsApp beta, so nothing has been announced when it will reach everyone. Given the immediate arrival of WhatsApp for desktop, iOS, and even Android beta, we expect stable updates to be available soon. So stay tuned for more updates on the same thing.