WhatsApp has added several new quality-of-life features to make voice messaging much better. According to the official statement, the new features will make sending and recording voice messages more convenient
WhatsApp has announced the following new features that make the voice message experience on WhatsApp even better. These include:
The experience of recording messages is improving as WhatsApp now lets you pause and resume your recording, so you don’t have to leave large gaps of silence if you’re thinking of what to say next or redo a recording if you need to have a brief conversation in real life. You’ll also be able to listen to a message before you send it to make sure you didn’t accidentally get cut off or include something you didn’t want to.
There’s also a slight aesthetic improvement. Instead of just using a line to show your voice message playback progress, WhatsApp will now use a waveform of the actual message. Plus, WhatsApp can remember where you were when you paused the playback and let you start playing back from that point again so you don’t have to re-listen to an entire message.
These improvements will likely get a lot of use — WhatsApp says that users spend an average of 7 billion voice chats a day. While some similar features were already available in other apps (Telegram, for example, has let you listen to messages outside chats for a while), it’s definitely nice to see WhatsApp’s version getting some attention.
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