Ubiquitous messaging application WhatsApp will be rolling out six new features that are meant to improve the voice message experience for users.
WHATSAPP TO ADD SIX FEATURES TO VNs
The Meta-owned service first launched voice messaging in 2013 – nine years later it claims approximately 7 billion such messages are sent on the app on a daily basis.
The new features were announced in a WhatsApp blog post on Wednesday, 30 March.
The features include:
Out of Chat Playback: WhatsApp users can listen to a voice note outside of the chat, which allows them to multitask or read and respond to other messages.
Pause or resume recording: Users can pause the mid-message when recording a voice note and pick up where they left off when ready.
Waveform visualisation: A visual representation of the sound in the voice message.
Draft preview: Users can listen back to their voice messages before hitting send.
Remember playback: Users can resume voice note playback if they paused the message the next time they open the chat.
Fast playback on forwarded messages: WhatsApp users have been able to speed up voice messages to 1.5x or 2x speeds for quite some time. Now, this feature will be available on forwarded voice notes as well.
“We’re excited for users to try these new features as they roll out in the coming weeks,” said WhatsApp.
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