WhatsApp users with an iPhone who have jumped into the iOS 14.5 beta 2 may find that voice messages have stopped working, as compatibility issues between Apple's software and WhatsApp rear their head again.
A lot of those users are on iOS, and if you're toting the new iPhone 12 around and are enough of a tech fiend to have downloaded the iOS 14.5 beta 2 ahead of its full release, you could be bumping up against issues with playing voice messages, which WABetaInfo (opens in new tab) discovered after asking iOS users on Twitter.
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The bug appears to have been around for weeks, and is reportedly causing audio issues in WhatsApp. WABetaInfo (opens in new tab) has concluded that the problem is that WhatsApp "doesn't normally support iOS beta builds" and so anyone using an iPhone operating on the iOS 14.5 beta is setting themselves up for trouble.
The Twitter account advises users to report the issue in WhatsApp, but another user chimed in to say (opens in new tab) the bug is on the iOS side of things, with WhatsApp reportedly responding to complaints about incompatibility by clarifying that the messenger service simply doesn't support iOS betas.
If you're an active voice note user, then we'd advise not to risk it; some people (opens in new tab) have even uninstalled the iOS 14.5 beta in an attempt to get rid of the problem, but say it's persisted. They can only listen to voice notes on WhatsApp web.