WhatsApp is working on two important features to take the user experience to the next level. First, the users will be allowed to change the colors of their chat boxes, and second, they could optimize the playback speed of voice messages according to their convenience.
What is color changing feature?
WhatsApp chat box comes in dark color and texts appear in white for visibility. After the color changing feature is introduced, you will be able to change the chat box color where the text on the screen will appear in a darker shade of green. This feature is expected to make text matters more legible.
What is the playback voice message feature?
WhatsApp allows sending voice messages that users can listen to on speaker or headphones. And now they can adjust the playback speed of voice messages for more clarity. Presently users have to replay fast voice messages again and again to understand the messages, but with the new feature, they could adjust the speed of playback messages.
The new playback voice message feature will provide three-speed options – 1x, 1.5x, and 2x. It will be available with WhatsApp version 18.104.22.168 but it is exclusively for iOS users. WhatsApp is beta testing this feature to check its functionality. WhatsApp could make it available for all users in the future.
When would these features be available?
WhatsApp is silent on the release date of both the color changing and playback voice message features as both are under the testing stage. But they could be released anytime.