Crazy WhatsApp.

iOS and iPadOS

Hello world! since the last whatsapp update, they have seriously damaged the use with VoiceOver. entering that pttplay button to be pressed to play the voice message is nonsense. in addition, the cursor jumps from one message to another in a conversation. is it the same with you? are we hoping something will work out? I reported to them and I hope they will heed my complaint.



Submitted by Lysette Chaproniere on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Member of the AppleVis Blog Team

I came on here to post about this. Yes, VO is jumping when navigating through messages, and now voice messages have a “PTT Play” button. Apart from the poor button labelling (what does “PTT” even mean?) it’s twice as much flicking to navigate through voice messages.

Submitted by Ann Marie B on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

I emailed What's App support last week and they stated they were fixing this issue in a future update. I keep checking every day and no update as of yet. VO craziness can be a bit irritating.

Submitted by Khushi on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

yes, I'm facing this issue too!
I came here to post about it as well.

Submitted by Alexandra Moldovan on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

I have the same issue. I hope it will be fixed soon. My friends have noticed it, too.

Submitted by Joseph on Thursday, May 20, 2021

I am also experiencing this issue. Definitely makes the app less than a joy to use. Here's hoping an update will be forthcoming soon.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ever since I noticed this craziness that came along with the latest what's up update, I have stopped using it and will wait for a new version release.
Let's hope they fix it soon.

Submitted by Ramy on Thursday, May 20, 2021

THe latest whatsapp beta does not contain this bad thingy, and they assure that they will produce the public version in the next 4 days, also, we will be able to press on the voice message itself not the play button or anything.

Submitted by DMNagel on Thursday, May 20, 2021

I was expecting it to be fixed sometime next week. This was probably just some bad slipup.

Submitted by SmoothJazzyTrumpet on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Whatsapp is fixed and now adds support for speed playback options, once you play a message, there's a button that is a toggle between normal and other speeds. It works fine on my end and highly favor this update much.

Submitted by Ann Marie B on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

In reply to by SmoothJazzyTrumpet

Hello. I tested this feature out and it also works fine on my end. I played around with different speeds and it is quite amusing.

Submitted by Black mamba on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In reply to by Lysette Chaproniere

I was also experiencing it just update ur app

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, May 27, 2021

they fixed it, and even added a speed button. I have everyone at 2 x or 1.5 x. wish they had a 3 4 or 5 as I listen fast.

Submitted by Gabriel Oria on Thursday, May 27, 2021

I don't use whatsapp anymore because of the fact that they just give your info out to facebook. I now use telegram and signal which both work great. I also use discord a good amount as well.

Submitted by NNagle on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Hello all. My WhatsApp is not working with VoiceOver at all. I am using the most recent IOS and the most recent version of WhatsApp. When I open the app and touch the screen, I just get that rapid clunk clunk noised that indicates no accessible content. It wont/can’t focus on anything.

Any suggestions? Is there a voiceover setting that I am missing? Is this happening to anyone else?

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