When will the WhatsApp audio playback function come?

WhatsApp voice messages get an update

WhatsApp users watch out: Messenger will soon provide its users with an update. Then both WhatsApp voice messages can be played on both Android and iOS devices with increased playback speed. The details.

WhatsApp releases new beta versions

The developers of WhatsApp are constantly working on their own messenger. The software engineers do not invent all the new functions themselves. Some features are already available from the group sisters Facebook and Instagram. Other functions are already available with WhatsApp alternatives such as Telegram, Signal or Threema.

What is certain, however, is that WhatsApp has made a new version of its own messenger available in its test flight program in Apple's App Store. This is version 2.21.60.11.

WhatsApp voice messages are faster to play

There is a big innovation, especially for fans of WhatsApp voice messages. Accordingly, the messenger has integrated an update into the latest version that makes it possible to increase the speed of voice messages.

There are three options available to you in the future:

  • Normal speed
  • 1.5 times the speed
  • Double the speed

A corresponding feature has also appeared in the Android version. The experts at Wabetainfo however, explicitly state that the feature is currently under development. There is not yet a specific date for the introduction.

Yesterday @WABetaInfo has announced that @WhatsApp was working on 3 different playback speeds for voice messages, on WhatsApp for Android.
Today the same screenshots are taken from WhatsApp for iOS.
The feature is under development.

More details: https://t.co/jvq4kF2mzFpic.twitter.com/iyWnkCg3Ot

- WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 19, 2021

How to Speed ​​Up WhatsApp Voice Messages

As soon as the feature is available in your WhatsApp version, you do not have to be active or start a download.

You can then easily speed up the voice messages with a Tip on the microphone icon increase. First, the pace increases to 1.5 times the speed. After another click it doubles and a third click returns to normal speed.

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WhatsApp remains Germany's most important messenger

Of course, the voicemail update is not a world-shattering change. Nevertheless, scorn and ridicule - for example by Telegram users - are inappropriate.

Instead, you should respect the fact that WhatsApp is the most important communication channel in Germany for large parts of society. It is not for nothing that more than 50 million Germans use the service every day. Whether we need an alternative is another question.

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