WhatsApp Updated with Cross-Platform Push-to-Talk Messaging
One of the more popular universal messaging apps out there, WhatsApp, was recently updated with a new ability for iPhone users: the ability to exchange voice messages via push-to-talk. The best part about it is that the message can be received and responded to by any WhatsApp user. It doesn’t matter if they are on Android, BlackBerry, Nokia or a Windows Phone. Users just need to tap a button and begin speaking for it to work. You just “push to talk” and record your message’ Once you release the Microsoft button, the message is automatically sent. You can slide left and delete it as well.
As of right now, messages can theoretically be of an infinite length and when they are played, a blue microphone icon Is shown to inform you that your message has been listened to (or in some cases point out that you are being ignored). It’s still a cool feature that is found on some messaging apps but still not included as part of Apple’s iMessage.
Those of you who are interested in using WhatsApp can download the free app from the App Store.