Although WhatsApp mobile apps are the ones that receive regular updates, the Windows version also usually receives new features to catch up.
So yes, the next time you use WhatsApp for Windows you will see that it has a new version with a series of new functions.
New features for WhatsApp for Windows 10 and 11
The new version of WhatsApp UWP for Windows brings two new features that have been available in mobile apps for a long time. One of them is the possibility of sending voice messages. Although it was possible to listen to the audio that your contacts sent you, it did not include the option to record a voice message from the application.
A problem that is already solved with the latest update, since you will find the famous microphone icon that allows you to record your messages. The first time you use the feature, you will see a pop-up window asking for permission for WhatsApp to access the microphone. To do this, you will have to enable this option from the Windows settings.
Keep in mind that as soon as you touch the icon, the recording will start and when you stop pressing it, the audio will be sent. So you will not have second chances to correct it, since you will not be able to pause it or listen to the recording before deciding to send it.
But if you don’t want to switch between your computer and mobile every time you want to send an audio to your friends, you can use this basic option offered by WhatsApp in Windows. On the other hand, another function that is being added is the one that allows you to configure that the photographs can be seen only once.
You will see this option when you want to share a photo or image using the file icon. Before giving you the option to send the image, it will give you the option to add a comment, emoticons, or turn on “view once”.
Although there is still a long way to go before it matches the dynamics of the WhatsApp mobile app, this version is adding some functions that will be practical for you without depending on your mobile.