WhatsApp made a recent announcement on March 30th, Wednesday, that the upcoming weeks will see improved voice messages on WhatsApp with an ability to listen to the message while being on a chat, reading the chats up and down, and even play the voice message at 1.5 or 2 times speed. It’s a time-saving update that needs to be implemented on all platforms supporting voice messages.
Also, if you want to pause your voice recording and resume it when you are ready to record it, WhatsApp will make this possible too. This feature will prevent the unnecessary silence that sounds awkward sometimes, in the absence of words. Additionally, you can also listen to the voice message you have just recorded before sending it to make sure there is nothing said in the message accidentally that was not supposed to be said.
In addition to the feature mentioned above, you will also be able to see the improvement in the app design and visuals. Earlier, the voice message showcased a line of progression while listening to the message, but now, you will see waveforms according to the notes and pitches of the voice in the message. Also, you will be able to listen to the message from wherever you stop. You don’t have to start listening to it from the beginning.
According to WhatsApp, about 7 billion voice chats are sent each day, and therefore, the update would prove handy to a lot of WhatsApp users. However, some of the other rivals of WhatsApp, including Telegram, which lets you listen to the voice message outside the chat, have already incorporated such features. WhatsApp, with this much-needed update, will surely make a mark by turning voice chats into one of the most used chatting options for its users around the world.