Voice messaging has become routine for many people these days. After all, why write a few words on such a tiny keyboard when you can just speak instead?
WhatsApp was one of the first instant messaging apps to use voice notes and has grown into a very successful feature since its inception.
Millions of voice messages are sent every day these days, and WhatsApp knows it. Because of this, this feature is constantly being updated.
The latest update of the app brought four new voice features that make sending and receiving voice messages easier than ever! Here’s everything you need to know.
WhatsApp has introduced four new features
Meta claims that over 7 billion voice messages are sent through WhatsApp every day. While this number seems incredible, it’s actually made possible by the fact that voice messages are easier to send and hear.
That’s why WhatsApp has received four new voice messaging features. These features are already available on iPhone and Android devices, so you can start sending and receiving voice messages to your friends and family with these new features.
Playback outside of chat
The out of chat playback feature is perfect for people who use WhatsApp for work. You can listen to a voice message on WhatsApp and exit the app to do something else, and the voice message will keep playing until it finishes.
On iPhone, you can swipe down from the top to go to your notification center and pause or resume the message whenever you like. You can also fast forward or rewind if you missed an important part.
This is quite helpful for people who need to multitask with their iPhones. When you get a message from your boss or colleague, you can quickly hear it and get to work without losing your message.
Think about playback
Another cool feature you can use is Remember Playback. For example, if you start listening to a voice message but remember you need to do something else, you can pause the voice message and the message will stay the exact second you paused it so you can take it wherever you stopped later.
This feature works even if you completely close the app from your app switcher, so you don’t have to worry about having to listen to the same message again.
This feature is so useful; It’s surprising that WhatsApp took so long to implement. You can now pause or resume your own recordings, making it easier to take more time to think about what to say and then get on with your message, rather than having to say everything at once or stitch together a series of different voice messages .
All you have to do is start your recording by sliding the microphone up. Then you will see the pause button in the middle of your recording. You can tap it to gather your thoughts and then tap the red microphone icon that appears in place of the pause button to resume recording.
This feature is pretty simple, but useful nonetheless. You’ll see a visual representation of the sound of your voicemail when you start speaking. If you find the waveform does not change, it means your microphone is not picking up noise, please correct your voice message before sending it.
Whether you’re messaging a colleague or a friend, it’s pretty important to have a draft preview of what you’re about to send. You can now preview your voice message before sending it, making it more useful when you need to send an important, professional voice message.
Fast replay on forwarded messages
Now you can speed up the receipt of voice messages, whether they are regular or forwarded messages. You can play voice messages at 1.5x or 2x speed to hear each message faster.
All you have to do is tap 1x button that appears on the right side of the message after you play it. This button appears right where the other person’s profile picture is, so you can’t miss it. You can triple-tap it to return to normal speed if you want to take your time listening.
Use voice messages on WhatsApp
All these features are already available on WhatsApp for all devices. If you don’t see these features, you should try going to the App Store, search for WhatsApp and see if an update is available. You can then make the most of these features and improve your voice messaging.