WhatsApp allows its users to send and receive voice memos/notes. Users can record several voice notes and send them to an individual contact or group. Received voice notes can be played from the WhatsApp app or can be accessed from the WhatsApp folder located in the file manager.
This piece focuses on the WhatsApp voice memos/notes and highlights the best tips and tricks that you can use when interacting with WhatsApp voice memos/notes.
1. Only use when necessary
WhatsApp voice memos are not ideal for all situations. Some situations would not allow us to listen to or record voice memos e.g. When in meetings, cinemas, etc. It is then advisable that WhatsApp voice memos should be used only when necessary.
2. Lock the button to record quietly
To record a WhatsApp voice memo, you have to tap and hold the microphone button in a private or group chat. This may be a bit uncomfortable when recording long voice memos. You can tap and hold the microphone button until a lock icon appears. Slide the lock icon up to lock the voice memo into recording mode.
3. Place the device on your ear to listen
Instead of using your device’s speaker to listen to WhatsApp voice memos, you can use the device’s earpiece. Place the earpiece of your device on your ear while the WhatsApp voice memo is playing and the sound will automatically shift from the speaker to the earpiece.
4. Do not hold your device horizontally on your mouth
When recording a WhatsApp voice memo, many people have the habit of placing their device horizontally near their mouths. This is not advisable especially while in public places since your device can easily be snatched.
5. Listening to audio before sending it
Many WhatsApp users think it’s impossible to listen to a recorded voice memo before sending it. You just have to exit the WhatsApp app while a message is still being recorded. Reopen the WhatsApp app and go to the chat with the recording. You will find the saved recording.
6. Speed up audio playback
If you have received very long voice memos, you can use third-party apps like Talkfaster to speed up them up. This article contains more info about the Talkfaster app.
7. Convert voice memos to text
If you wish to transcribe some of your WhatsApp voice memos into text, you can use third-party apps like Transcriber for WhatsApp to get the job done. This article provides more info on how the third-party app works.