Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering for Apple Inc, discusses the Siri desktop assistant for Mac OS Sierra at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 13, 2016. Reuters

A new update for WhatsApp on iOS will make iPhone users’ life easier — users with iOS 10.3 on their iPhone can get Siri to read out their WhatsApp messages.

WhatsApp version 2.17.2 for iOS let you use the new feature by just saying, “Hey Siri, read me my last WhatsApp message.” The feature works only with unread messages, so messages you have read once, won’t be re-read by Siri. The feature will allow people to go hands free easily — say, if your phone is connected to the car’s infotainment system, but you want to listen to your WhatsApp messages while driving, you will now be able to do that with a simple voice command.

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The feature has been in the works for some time. In September last year, the app was updated with partial integration, which let Siri send a message or make call through the app.

In case your phone doesn’t have the feature, we would suggest firstly checking what iOS version you are on and then updating your WhatsApp.

Apart from the voice-enabled feature, the new update also brings a new multiple statuses feature, which not only lets you set more than one WhatsApp status, but also forward and revoke status messages. You can do so by navigating to the "My Updates" screen and simply select any statuses you want to send out.

The two-step verification process has been redesigned and users can now easily set up the app. The WhatsApp camera now remembers the last usage configuration.

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While most Android devices with at least Android Marshmallow now have the artificial intelligence-based Google Assistant, WhatsApp is yet to rollout the feature for Android users.

You can download the app by clicking on this link.