Whatsapp: Mega update brings four new functions for voice messages

Whatsapp keeps changing. A new update addresses four long-awaited requests for voice messages.

Germany: Whatsapp is now part of everyday life for most of us, like brushing our teeth. Gone are the days when you had to pay for an SMS and shorten terribly long messages to get a certain number of characters. But the messenger is constantly changing. A new update now brings four long-awaited features.

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Whatsapp: Mega update brings four new functions for voice messages

Faster, further, higher – the motto applies not only to athletes, but also to the creators of Whatsapp. For years, the most popular messenger has been constantly changed and supposedly improved to meet customer needs. For example, it was recently introduced that voice messages can be paused and resumed. Playback outside of chat is finally possible. And: Whatsapp is currently testing so-called quick reactions for Telegram-based messages.

Whatsapp wants to make it easier for its users: now you don’t even have to write messages anymore, thanks to voice messages and dictation. But that’s not all: WhatsApp has now announced four new features for voice messages.

This includes, for example, the existing option to listen to voice messages again before sending them. Unnecessarily sent voicemails, in which you cannot understand anything due to background noise, for example, will be a thing of the past (read more service news at RUHR24).

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Also new: a display of the message as a waveform diagram with level changes. For example, certain parts of the message can be found more easily.

Whatsapp is also coping with faster times with two other innovations: on the one hand, faster playback of forwarded messages will be introduced. The playback speed of voice messages sent directly can now be speeded up by a factor of one and a half or two to save time. The feature will soon be available for forwarded messages as well.

Directly sent messages can be played at twice the speed on Whatsapp.

© R. Wolf/RUHR24, WhatsApp

New Whatsapp 2022 update: Meta responds to long-awaited voice message requests

The fourth innovation should also please many Whatsapp users: The Whatsapp messaging service, which was recently checked by Stiftung Warentest in terms of data protection, also introduces the possibility with the new update to only partially listen to messages by continuing to listen to the passage. last heard when you return to the respective chat. Long searches of voicemails will soon be a thing of the past.

Some users can already look forward to the new WhatsApp features. Whatsapp has yet to announce when exactly they will be available on all iPhone or Android smartphones. The features will be introduced “in the coming weeks.”

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