The mobile messaging application WhatsApp is developing a function that will allow listening to voice messages in the background, according to images of the beta version of the ‘app’ published by the WABetaInfo portal   this Monday.

The function is officially known as Global Voice Note Player  and will have a playback bar that will appear at the top, which will allow you to pause the audio message, rewind it, advance it or simply close the player.

This feature is currently in development and will be released to ‘beta’ testers when it is ready at a later date.