WhatsApp also gives users more control over their voice recordings by giving them the option to discard a recording before sharing it. The maximum recording time for a voice memo is 30 seconds.
As always, voice notes shared as status updates are end-to-end encrypted. Similar to images and videos, voice memos shared via status will disappear after 24 hours.
It is not yet clear when the feature will finally be rolled out to all users. With WhatsApp, however, this can sometimes happen very quickly.