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WhatsApp: Updates Bring New Voice Messaging Features

More than seven billion voice messages are sent through WhatsApp every day. A reason for Facebook and Meta to further expand the function of the popular messenger. The company is now announcing the next steps to simplify use. User opinions on WhatsApp voice messages vary widely.

On the one hand, they are a simple means of quickly recording and sending messages, on the other, they cost the recipient more time and are not equally easy to play in every environment. However, the sheer volume of more than seven billion voice messages per day shows that the feature plays a huge role in the daily lives of WhatsApp users.

“In many situations the most popular form of communication”

As the developers announced in a new blog post, the capabilities for recording, sending, and playing back voice messages will be expanded in a timely manner. Some new features are already being rolled out, others are currently undergoing intensive testing using beta versions. The innovations include playing voice messages outside of WhatsApp chat, so other messages can be read at the same time. Likewise, the recording of voice messages may be interrupted for some time.

The ability to listen to the voice message before it is sent and the visual representation in a waveform has also been discussed in advance. In addition, users no longer have to replay a voice message when they close the app. WhatsApp remembers the last status and continues to play the message from this time. And if you want, you can do this at 1.5 times or even twice as fast. All mentioned features – if not yet integrated – will be rolled out globally in the coming weeks.

Ron Harold

It has been a long time since I joined Research Snipers. Though I have been working as a part-time tech-news writer, it feels good to be part of the team. Besides that, I am building a finance-based blog, working as a freelance content writer/blogger, and a video editor.