It’s been 9 years since WhatsApp launched voice messages in its app. Its launch meant a before and after for instant communication between us. Over time, its interface has improved, making sending these messages more natural and simple. For a few months, WhatsApp has been testing a new interface for voice messages. In fact, a few hours ago officially announced all the novelties of its interface that you will see in the light in the next days or weeks.
Voice messages in WhatsApp are redesigned
When we launched voicemail in 2013, we knew it could change the way we communicate. With its simple operation, we’ve made recording and sending a voice message as quick and easy as composing a text message. Every day, WhatsApp users send an average of 7 billion voice messages, all protected with end-to-end encryption so they’re always private and secure.
The philosophy behind brand new design, new functions and renewed interface of voice messages: the vast amount of communication that takes place in this way on WhatsApp. Through an article published on its official blog, WhatsApp announces all limit news that will reach users in the next days.
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Although some of these functions are already with us because we are in the Betas program or because WhatsApp is gradually releasing them… Let’s break them down:
- Listen to audio outside of chats: From now on, we will be able to listen to voice notes outside of the conversation you are in. Playback continues in a pop-up window that appears at the top of our iPhone. Or at the bottom of the chat bar if we use WhatsApp Web.
- Pause and continue recording: Have you become empty? Are they about to disturb you while recording an audio file? Now we can stop the voice note recording and resume it when we want to record again, as if it were a manual recorder.
- Waveform display: Farewell to the bar and the green and blue ball that guided the progress of the voice note. Now it’s voice waves that visually put a face to the voice message.
- Listen to the message before sending it
- Resume reading from where you left off: If you started listening to an audio file and something happened, you had to stop it… When you re-enter the WhatsApp chat, it will remember where you left off to start reading from there.
- Reading at different speeds: We will be able to reproduce at 1.5x or 2x both the audios that we send and those that are transmitted to us.