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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app WhatsApp has introduced its "audio picker" with a new user interface (UI), allowing users to choose a total of 30 audio files to send at once.

"WhatsApp has recently enabled the new 'audio picker' with the possibility to play the audio before sending it and to select more audio files to send," WABetaInfo reported earlier this week.

Previously, users were only allowed to send one audio file at a time on a WhatsApp chat thread.

The new feature comes as part of the 2.19.89 beta update of the instant messaging app.

The app is also working on the much-awaited iPad support that is being tested with features including Touch ID support, split-screen and landscape mode.

WhatsApp is also working on making information about forwarded messages more accessible to reduce misinformation. It recently introduced "Forwarding Info" and "Frequently Forwarded" features that let you view who is forwarding your messages and the frequency of forwarded messages. A message is "Frequently Forwarded" when it has been forwarded more than four times. Currently, WhatsApp has limited the forwards to a maximum of five in India.

As an extension to this functionality, WhatsApp has commenced testing of another feature that lets group admins prevent users from sending frequently forwarded messages.

Lately, WhatsApp has been testing and introducing a plethora of new features on its platform, especially concerning app support on more devices and checking the spread of misinformation on its app.

With inputs from IANS.

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