If the mobile phone arrived under the premise of communicate faster and anywhere in the world, the new terminals went a step further. With the arrival of the internet, applications appeared that sought to improve communications and make them instantaneous, as is the case with WhatsApp.
This new functionality allowed exchanging text messages to any contact via the Internet and, in addition, being able to send photos or videos quickly. Yes, WhatsApp achieved enormous popularity to the point of being the most used still today in the Western world, something that allows it to continue innovating and improving its functions.
New voice messages
Voicemails appeared on WhatsApp a few years ago and they wanted to take these instant messages even further without the need to call.
For the company, now owned by Meta, this feature “has made it quick and easy for people to have more expressive conversations by showing emotion through voice,” this is because every day are shipped around 7 billion WhatsApp voice messages.
Given its popularity, the application constantly looking to improve this feature which will receive six new features that we review below:
- Play out of chat– We can now continue to listen to a voice message when we leave the conversation and even reply to other contacts.
- Pause and resume recording: The first voice messages did not allow to stop the audio to continue and forced to repeat it.
- Remember playback: In addition to being able to stop playback, WhatsApp allows with its new functions to save the message and continue it if we wish at any time.
- Draft Preview: being able to listen to voice messages before sending them can be very useful if we want to send sensitive information.
- Being able to see the voice wave: Although it doesn’t have much to do with the messages, after the latest updates we can see the waves that the voice makes, something that can save us from being scared by a loud noise.
- Accelerated voice messages: With this function we can listen to the audio more quickly, something that can save us when we have a friend whose voice messages seem like sermons.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.