The WhatsApp messaging application has implemented a new feature whereby it is possible to listen to voice messages at a speed different from the one at which they were recorded, in order to speed up or delay the audio playback times.
The first users who have access to it are the owners of Android mobiles, although the platform guarantees that sooner or later it will be something that will be extended to all the major platforms, be it Android. or iOS.
One of the websites that confirmed it was WABetaInfo, noting that this is an under development feature that will soon be rolled out globally.
WhatsApp is finally testing an option to change the speed at which voice messages are read. 🔥
This feature is under development and will be available in a future update for iOS and Android.
Screenshots will be posted here on @WABetaInfo when it becomes available in a future beta.
– WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
March 11, 2021
This way, users will be able to record messages and voice notes as they did, with the difference that the recipient or people in a chat group will be able to change the reading speed (twice as fast) to gain time. long messages.
Until now, this functionality was possible to achieve in WhatsApp but always using third-party programs and not natively. A mobile application well known to users is TalkFaster.
In essence, the TalkFaster app allows you to reduce or increase gear ratios to be able to handle levels of (x0.75 – x1 – x1.25 – x1.50 – x1.75 – x2). Depending on the initial deployment reported by some users, WhatsApp I would have opted only to allow the sound to accelerate up to x1.5 and x2.
In voice note recording programs, it is very common that you can slow down the conversation or speed it up to listen carefully to the audio track or go ahead and access the content that really interests you.
If you want to be aware of WhatsApp news, know that the platform allows you to subscribe to its test program With which you will have access to beta versions that are not yet official.
How to change the reading speed
The process is straightforward, as you just need to keep using the app as you have done so far. It’s likely that your current version of WhatsApp doesn’t have the feature yet, so we’ll have to wait for the update to arrive:
- Update to the latest beta version of WhatsApp.
- Once the app has updated, click the play button that appears in any audio note.
- By default, the message is read at “x1” speed. Click this button and the speed will change to “x2” if you press it a third time.
- Audio speed is retained for all voice memos until you manually change it again.
- These notes will be played one after the other at (x1, x1.5 or x2), as desired. This speed is maintained until you close the app.
Messages disappear in 24 hours
The changes introduced by the messaging platform are generally very numerous throughout the year. Last year 2020, engineers worked on improvements to the interface, with the ability to activate dark mode in WhatsApp given its popularity on Android and iOS mobiles.
We now know that WhatsApp also works in a way that allows messages to disappear after a certain time, for example 24 hours a day. In this way, all messages sent or received after this time will expire and disappear from the chat.
Like the previous feature associated with voice notes, this could happen in the coming months for the versions of iOS, Android as well as the WhatsApp Web for computers with a desktop operating system.
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