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New audio feature for WhatsApp

WhatsApp added several novelties in the last time, one of them, memory of reproductionwhich was only available on a limited basis.

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This function allows you to resume listening to voice messages if they were paused. The option is used to listen from where the audio was left paused when leaving the chat. Simply enter the conversation and press play to continue listening.

The company recalled this and other functions that have been added recently, during a speech by Mark Zuckerberg, in which he announced that WhatsApp users send an average of 7 billion voice messages per day.

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In addition, he recalled that all voice messages are protected with end-to-end encryption, keeping them private and secure at all times.

In that context, he took a tour of the new updates to the voicemail feature that aim to make sending and receiving voicemails easier. Among them, in addition to the aforementioned memory of reproduction, the following stand out:

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Play out of chat

This option enables the possibility of listening to voice messages outside the chat so that you can do different tasks at the same time and read or reply to other messages. Previously, it was necessary to finish listening to an audio to continue browsing the app and perform other tasks. With which, this tool favors multitaskers.

Pause and resume recording

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Thanks to this tool, when a voice message is being recorded, you can pause and resume the recording later. Ideal to take the time to think about what to say or to avoid having to start from scratch in case of interruptions.

This is a function that was already available for Android beta users and also, for the version of the service on Windows, macOS as well as iOS. The novelty is that it is now enabled for the rest of the users of the Google mobile operating system.

wave display

This is a design change that displays a visual representation of the sound of the voice message to help the user follow the recording.

Draft Preview

It is one of the options most praised by users. This tool allows you to listen to voice messages before sending them. To make use of this new function you have to slide up the icon to record.

When the icon has been slid up, a new box will appear that will give the possibility to stop the audio, it is from here that you will have access to the recording of the voice message, which you can listen to as many times as you want before sending it . In the event that when listening to the message we do not want to send it, just click on the trash can icon to delete it.

Quick play on forwarded messages

This alternative, announced last year, allows you to choose the speed level at which you want to listen to the received voice message. The available options are three: 1, 1, 5X or 2X. A tool that is also highly praised by users, since it can be very useful, especially in the case of long audio files.

What’s coming: create surveys

The messaging service is always working on new tools. As anticipated a while ago WaBetaInfosoon it will be possible create surveys directly in the app without using third-party apps or websites to achieve it. An addition that has proven very useful to its users, especially in groups.

Taking into account possible changes, as everything is under development, you can see the model in which the tool will be deployed. An example as a first step would be set the question you want to ask, Why could not it be otherwise.

Once this is done, different responses can be configured that the rest of the members can choose if they want any of the proposed options. At this point, it’s not clear how many of these can be used, but more than five for sure.

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