New Delhi: Meta-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday said people are sending an average of 7 billion voice messages daily, all protected by end-to-end encryption.
The company announced new features that will further improve the voice messaging experience on WhatsApp.
Now, users can listen to a voice message outside of chat so they can multitask or read and reply to other messages.
“While recording a voice message, you can now pause the recording and resume when you’re ready, in case you’re interrupted or need to gather your thoughts,” WhatsApp said in a statement.
While the waveform visualization shows a visual representation of the sound on a voice message to help you follow the recording, with the Draft Preview tool, you can listen to your voice messages before sending them.
WhatsApp said, “If you stop while listening to a voice message, you can pick up where you left off when you return to the chat.”
Users can also play voice messages at 1.5x or 2x speed to hear messages faster on both regular and forwarded messages.
WhatsApp introduced voice messaging in 2013.
The company said, “Voice messages have made it quick and easy for people to have more expressive conversations. Showing emotion or excitement through voice is more natural than text, and in many situations, voice messages are the preferred communication option on WhatsApp.” form.”