The website notes the new feature will allow users to share music stored locally as well as from Apple Music. It is unclear if WhatsApp will bring support for other music streaming services like Spotify, Saavn, etc.
When users share a track, the recipient sees a small player with album art. Tapping on the icon will allow the recipient to listen to it.
WhatsApp currently allows users to share pictures, videos, location, contacts and even documents. With music sharing, WhatsApp could win another major share among file transfer services.
The report further states that WhatsApp is also working on a new mentions feature which works similar to Twitter and a public groups feature which allows anyone to join the group with the link.
WhatsApp is also reportedly launching support for larger emoji which 9to5 Mac notes will be similar to Apple’s implementation with iOS 10.