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Siri can now read your WhatsApp messages out loud on iOS

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Siri has gained another string to its bow with WhatsApp’s new update for iOS. Apple’s assistant can now read text messages you receive via the service out loud, making life a bit easier for people with visual impairments, or for people who just want to use their phone without looking at the screen.

Users can activate the feature in WhatsApp’s settings menu, and request that Siri read the latest message with the usual “Hey Siri” command. Replying by voice is possible, too, since WhatsApp added the option last September. The 2.17.2 update is available now, but only works on devices running versions of iOS 10.3.