The WhatsApp developers have added to the messenger the ability to listen to the latest text messages by voice. The functionality is implemented using Apple’s Siri development.

In the tenth version of iOS, it became possible to add new basic functions and expand the capabilities of the voice assistant Siri – Apple decided to give developers access to the software code of its personal voice assistant. Developers can now leverage the technology and invite users to control their applications using voice commands. This option was used by the creators of WhatsApp, deciding to expand the capabilities of the service.

With the release of the la


test update, Siri has begun to fully support the world’s most popular messenger WhatsApp. Using SiriKit, the developers have implemented native support for the voice assistant. Now Siri can read the latest messages in the messenger with a simple command, for this it is enough to say: “Hey Siri, read the latest messages in WhatsApp.”

The function is available for users of devices running iOS 10.3 and higher.

In addition to Siri support, the latest WhatsApp update brings visual improvements to the Calls, Contact Details and Group Data tabs. In addition, users can select multiple statuses at the same time on the My Statuses screen to forward or delete them.