Siri Can Finally Read out Your WhatsApp Messages on iOS 

Apple’s Siri is finally giving iPhone users the option that Android folks got in 2016. 

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Siri on iPhone is finally becoming more useful. (Photo: iStock)

If you are using WhatsApp on iOS, then you can ask your "intelligent assistant" Siri to read out latest messages for you while you can go hands-free. In a new update to the Facebook-owned chat app, users can get their messages read by simply saying: "Hey Siri, read new WhatsApp messages."

This feature has been enabled on WhatsApp for iOS. The new version brings the feature to users running iOS 10.3 on their devices.

This feature is seen as a result of Apple opening up Siri's software to third-party developers at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2016. Android users had got the feature in 2016.

As you can see here, the WhatsApp version update for iPhone users is already available in India.

WhatsApp update on iOS gives you this option. (Photo: iOS screen grab)
WhatsApp update on iOS gives you this option. (Photo: iOS screen grab)

The feature will make it easier to keep in touch with family and friends but more importantly, it is seen as a significant contribution towards vehicle safety by keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

In the new version, it is also possible to select multiple statuses at once and forward or revoke them.

The updated version of the chat service has also added support for the Persian language.

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