The encrypted messenger, WhatsApp, has now introduced a preview option for voice messages, allowing users to listen to a voice message before sending it to the recipient. According to the Meta-owned messaging service, the preview feature has been rolling out to users slowly over the last few weeks, and it is now available across all platforms, including iOS, Android, Web, and Desktop.
It is not the first time WhatsApp has made improvements to its voice messages as the company previously introduced different playback speed for voice messages, allowing users to speed-up these voice notes and get through them much quickly.
They’re not mistakes, they’re rehearsals. Now you can preview your voice messages before you hit send. pic.twitter.com/ohnEVrGTvD— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) December 14, 2021
It is also being reported by WABetaInfo, a service that tracks WhatsApp for upcoming features, that the encrypted messenger is also planning to introduce a pause and resume option to the recording of voice messages. This option is already available to several users on the beta version for iOS.
How to preview a voice message on WhatsApp
You can listen to your voice message before you send it by following the steps outlined below.
- Open an individual or group chat.
- Tap and hold the microphone icon, then slide up to lock hands-free recording.
- Start speaking.
- Once finished, tap stop icon.
- Tap play icon to listen to your recording. You can also tap any part of the recording to play it from that timestamp.
- Tap the trash can to delete the voice message, or tap send icon to send it.
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