WhatsApp’s Latest Update Lets you Speed Up Voice Messages

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WhatsApp developers are constantly working on advances that would make the app better for its users. Just recently, some news indicated that WhatsApp was working towards a feature that would allow users to speed up voice messages.

As you by now know, WhatsApp voice messages have been in use for some time. Instead of typing long texts on WhatsApp, you can record a voice message and easily send it to your contacts. However, listening to long voice messages at normal speeds can be time-consuming especially with people’s busy schedules.

In its latest update, WhatsApp has now introduced a speed-up button in the voice messages that allow users to adjust the speeds of their voice messages. Before this feature was introduced, WhatsApp users relied on third-party apps to speed up their voice messages.

A point to note with the new feature is that you cannot speed up the voice messages while recording but only on the voice messages that you have received.

To use the new speed adjusting feature on WhatsApp voice messages:

  • Ensure that you are using the latest version of the WhatsApp app. If not, you have to upgrade your current version to the latest released version.
  • Launch WhatsApp by tapping on its icon
  • Navigate through the chats to find a voice message that you would like to listen to
  • Tap on the play button on the voice message. By default, you will notice a button next to the voice message written 1x. This means that the recording is playing at the normal speed

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  • Tap the 1x button to speed up the voice message to 1.5x or later to 2x. This means that you can listen to your voice messages at three different speeds; normal, 50% faster, and twice as fast as the normal speed.

Note: Once you increase the speed of a particular WhatsApp message, all other voice messages you play afterward will adapt to the previous speed. You will have to set the speed back to 1x to listen to messages at normal speeds.

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