WhatsApp comes up with a host of new features for voice messages

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Messaging giant WhatsApp always keeps working on making the messenger even better for its users. Now, the Meta-owned company has announced a host of new features for voice messages on their app. These were reported via a blog post by WhatsApp and aim to make the messaging experience even better.

“When we first launched voice messaging in 2013, we knew it could change the way people communicate,” the company said in its post. “Every day on WhatsApp, our users send 7 billion voice messages on average, all of which are protected by end-to-end encryption to keep them private and secure at all times,” it added.

ALSO READ: How to run two WhatsApp accounts on a phone

Here are the 6 new features that have been introduced-

  1. Pause/Resume Recording- When recording a voice message, you can now pause the recording and resume when ready, in case you’re interrupted or need to gather your thoughts.
  1. Draft Preview- You will be able to listen to your recorded message before sending it.
  2. Out of Chat Playback- Listen to any voice message outside of the chat so that you can multitask or read and respond to other messages.
  3. Waveform Visualization- It will show you a visual representation of the sound on the voice message to help follow the recording.
  4. Fast Playback – You can now play the messages you have received at faster speeds, that is 1.5x or 2x to make the listening process faster.
  5. Remember Playback- If you get interrupted while listening to a message and had to pause it in between, then you can hit play and resume from where you left when you return to the chat.

The new features are expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

WhatsApp claims, “Showing emotion or excitement through voice is more natural than text, and in many situations, voice messages are the preferred form of communication on WhatsApp.”

Earlier in January 2022, reports claimed that WhatsApp is planning to bring many new features this year. These included-

  • Hiding your ‘last seen’ from specific people.
  • No time limit for deleting the messages you have sent.
  • Reacting to messages with images being enabled.
  • A new community feature gives more control to admins over different aspects.
  • There will be an option of logging out of WhatsApp instead of ‘Delete Account’.
  • WhatsApp is expected to get an Instagram Reels section on its app to allow users to watch Instagram reels directly from messaging app.
  • ‘Read later’ feature will make sure that WhatsApp will not send notifications for that chat.
  • Users will be able to create their stickers.
  • WhatsApp Insurance will allow you to buy insurance via WhatsApp in India.

ALSO READ: Top 6 New WhatsApp Features likely to debut in 2022

Although nothing is certain about if and when these new features will be introduced if they do then WhatsApp is sure to get even more interesting in 2022.

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

Related Articles

ImageExclusive: Samsung Galaxy Watch7 Ultra 5K Renders; Say Hello to Squarish Design

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series is one of the most popular WearOS watches on the market. The Galaxy Watch Classic series, though, has a separate fanbase due to its elegant design and, most prominently, the rotating bezel. We’re happy to report that Samsung is continuing the Classic series with the Galaxy Watch7 Ultra, but with a …

ImageTop 6 New WhatsApp Features likely to debut in 2022

Messaging app WhatsApp is planning to introduce a host of new features in the year 2022. Last year, WhatsApp came up with features like voice and video calling on desktop, disappearing photos and videos, and others which were helpful to some and not so much to others. Now, in 2022 WhatsApp is planning to carry …

ImageWhatsApp’s Message Yourself feature will lessen the use of Notes app

It will not be an understatement to say that WhatsApp keeps a check on what its audience wants. The communities feature that was introduced recently was proof of the same. In a recent development, WhatsApp has officially announced the Message Yourself feature for the Android and iOS version of the application. This feature by WhatsApp …

ImageFinding Messages On WhatsApp Becomes Easier With Three New Chat Filters

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has launched a new chat filters feature. The feature helps users get to a specific category of messages. For instance, if someone wants to check the unread messages, they can do so by tapping the chat filter at the top of the screen. Similarly, two more categories make navigating …

ImageWhatsApp Beta Updates: Transcribe Voice Notes, Video Status Updates, Channels List, And More

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a slew of new features that could make their way to future app updates. For instance, the app recently submitted a new beta update through the Google Play Beta Program, revealing a feature that transcribes voice notes. In another update, the app is testing uploading one-minute …


1 Comment
Be the first to leave a comment.