Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new global voice note player on iOS beta that will let users listen to a voice message while on a different chat.
This feature has been under development for months for iOS but is now available WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS 22.1.72 and WhatsApp Business beta for iOS 22.1.72.
According to WABetaInfo, the voice note that users are listening to will not be dismissed when they swipe back or open a different chat.
If you happen to have any of the required WhatsApp beta messengers eligible for this feature and still cannot listen to voice notes when you switch to a different chat, it means your WhatsApp account is not ready to let you test the feature. All you need to do is to wait for a future update that will release the feature for more users.
As for Android users, this feature is still under development and there is no news about the release date, but there will be an article when the feature is enabled for this platform.