WhatsApp Voice Messages Gets New Features

The world’s most popular instant messaging platform announced considerable new features to make send and receive voice messages experiences even better.

Since its launch in 2013, the company has made recording and sending a voice message as quick as the standard conversation using text. And as a result, WhatsApp users send around 7 billion end-to-end encrypted voice messages every day.

And with an aim to make that experience even better, the platform announced some new useful features:

Out of Chat Playback: Listen to a voice message outside of the chat so you can multitask or read and respond to other messages.

Pause/Resume Recording: When recording a voice message, you can now pause the recording and resume when ready, in case you’re interrupted or need to gather your thoughts.

Waveform Visualization: Shows a visual representation of the sound on the voice message to help follow the recording.
Draft Preview: Listen to your voice messages before sending them.

Remember Playback: If you pause when listening to a voice message, you can pick up where you left off when you return to the chat.

Fast Playback on Forwarded Messages: Play voice messages at 1.5x or 2x speeds to listen to messages faster on both regular and forwarded messages.

These new features will be available to everyone on the official stable version of WhatsApp for iOS, Android, web in the coming weeks but make sure you check out for the latest update on the App Store or Play Store.

You can know more about the new tools for voice messages on the company’s official blog post.

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