We anticipated that voice messaging will alter the way people communicate when we initially introduced it in 2013. We’ve made recording and delivering a voice message as quick and straightforward as writing a text by keeping the design simple. With end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp users send an average of 7 billion audio messages daily, ensuring their privacy and security at all times.
We’re thrilled to share new features with you today that will enhance WhatsApp’s voice message functionality. These consist of:
Out of Chat Playback: Playback outside of the chat window allows you to multitask or read and reply to other messages while listening to a voice message.
Recording Pause/Resume: If you need to take a break or collect your thoughts, you can now pause a voice message recording and pick it back up later.
Waveform Visualization: Aids in understanding the speech message by providing a visual representation of the sound.
Draft Preview: Before sending your voicemails, listen to them.
Remember Playback: You can resume where you left off in the chat if you pause while listening to a voice message.
Fast Playback on Forwarded Messages: To listen to voicemail faster on both regular and forwarded messages, play voicemail at 1.5x or 2x speed.
People may now communicate more freely and quickly thanks to voice messages.
Voice messages on WhatsApp are frequently chosen over text messages because they are more natural for expressing emotion or excitement.
Anyone can use it because it’s straightforward, whether it’s a member of your family who prefers not to type, a friend who enjoys sharing a tale, a peer who needs some motivation, or you who wants to hear your partner’s voice after a long day.
As these new features become available to users over the next several weeks, we can’t wait for them to do so.