WhatsApp is preparing to receive a lot of news. A new ad in the Web of the request confirms that we will receive soon a new batch of improvements. This time, voice memos are the focus of the update.
At The edge gather that this new wave of improvements will allow WhatsApp users listen to voicemail outside chatas well as playing them at speeds of 1.5x and 2x. This also includes forwarded audio messages and messages from other sources.
Likewise, we will also see a great improvement in the experience when recording a voice message. Now Android users will be able to pause and resume recording; a function that was already in iOS for a few months. This, of course, is very useful in situations where you don’t know what to say and don’t want to keep the other person waiting in silence.
This update also adds the possibility of listening to our voice messages before sending them. So we can check that everything is in order. The complete list of new features, below:
Play outside chat: Listen to a voicemail message outside of the chat, so you can multitask or read and reply to other messages in the meantime.
Pause/Continue Recording: When recording a voice message, you can now pause the recording and continue it whenever you want, in case someone interrupts you or you have to think more about what to say.
Waveform display: A visual representation of the voice message sound is displayed to help you follow the recording.
Listen to the message before sending it: You can now listen to your voice message before sending it.
Continue reading from where you left off: If you pause a voice message while listening to it, you can pick up where you left off when you resume chatting.
Quick reading of forwarded messages: Play voicemail messages at 1.5x or 2x speeds to hear normal and forwarded messages faster.
Aesthetic changes in WhatsApp voice messages
However, the improvements that WhatsApp will receive they will not only be functional. Goal also updated the visual aspect voice messages. Now, instead of a simple line appearing in audio messages, we will see a sound wave with the graphic representation of our message.
Moreover, now WhatsApp also has memory. Application will remember where you left off in a voicemail message so you don’t have to listen to it from scratch if you accidentally exit the app or stop playback.
WhatsApp guarantees that users send an average of 7 billion messages voice every day; an impressive number. Now these users can enjoy the great improvements they’ve been asking the company for years.
When we launched voicemail in 2013, we knew it could change the way we communicate. With its simple operation, we’ve made recording and sending a voice message as quick and easy as composing a text message. Every day, WhatsApp users send an average of 7 billion voice messages, all of which are protected with end-to-end encryption so they’re always private and secure.
For Android, to access new features you just need to update your whatsapp app from the Play Store. The latest version of the app is 22.214.171.124, so if you already have it, you should be able to get the full game to WhatsApp’s enhanced voice memos.
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