Long ago it was disclosed that WhatsApp was working to add functionality more typical of media playback apps to its platformia, or even podcast apps. Unsurprisingly, countless audio messages are sent through WhatsApp every day and it made sense that sooner or later it would be allowed to change the playback speed. And it has already happened.
The feature that allows us to change the speed of reading voice notes in WhatsApp has finally left the testing phase and started to be published for all users
This is how audio notes work at different WhatsApp speeds
What was conceived as a system for users to send voice notes at times when it was not possible to write, or as a way to speed up this process, has in many cases become micro podcasting. An endless voice notes that they changed the way you use whatsapp forever, but now we can streamline the whole system.
After some time in the testing phase, voice memos at different speeds have reached WhatsApp, and it is quite simple to operate. We are talking about changing the playback speed, not the recording speed
Now WhatsApp voice notes have a little icon on them when we play them. By default, a ‘1X’ will appear
In addition, the speed of reading voice notes in WhatsApp has the particularity of having memory. If we have chosen to listen to a sound at twice its normal speed (2X), all the vocal notes that we play later will be kept at the chosen speed. To bring them back to their usual speed, we just need to press the button again until we get the 1X back from the start. As simple as that.