WhatsApp Creates Status Announcements for Users, What's in it? page all

KOMPAS.com – The WhatsApp messaging application has returned to create statuses aimed at its users.

Based on monitoring Kompas.com, Thursday (18/8/2022), the status that WhatsApp sent to the user was information on the voicemail feature update or voice note.

Sending voice messages just got easier. Listen to voice messages while chatting with other friends,” WhatsApp wrote in its status.

WhatsApp gave an example, users can speed up received voice messages or chat while listening to voice messages.


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Voicemail feature update

WhatsApp screenshot WhatsApp voice messages
The update to the voicemail feature on WhatsApp was announced by WhatsApp on its official website on March 30, 2022.

Voice messages are a feature available on WhatsApp since 2013.

According to WhatsApp, in a day there are about 7 billion voice messages sent by users.

Voicemail has made it faster and easier for people to have more expressive conversations. Showing emotion or excitement through voice is more natural than text, and in many situations, voice messages are the preferred form of communication on WhatsApp,” WhatsApp wrote in its announcement.

Recently, WhatsApp made a number of innovations in its voicemail feature.

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There are a number of updates to the voicemail feature as conveyed by WhatsApp on the Facebook page officialnamely:

1. Playback outside chat

Screenshot of the Whatsapp voice note feature (KOMPAS.com/Caroline Saskia Tanoto)KOMPAS.com Screenshot of the Whatsapp voice note feature (KOMPAS.com/Caroline Saskia Tanoto)
WhatsApp now allows users to listen to voice messages outside of chats.

Thus, users can do many other things such as responding to or reading other messages, even though they are playing a voice message sent by someone.

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2. Pause or resume recording

WhatsApp also mentions that currently users can also pause while recording voice.

The user can then resume the recording when he is ready and the situation around him is conducive.

3. Visualization of waveforms

Voice Notes WhatsApp now displays a visual representation of voice messages to help users follow the recording.

4. Draft preview

WhatsApp users can now also listen to voice messages before sending them to other users.

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5. Pause playing voice messages

Another thing that is added in the voicemail feature is that users can pause the voicemail that is being played.

Then when returning to the chat, the user can resume the voice message that had been paused without having to start from the beginning.

6. Speed ​​up message playback

Now WhatsApp users can also play voice messages at a speed of 1.5X or 2X.

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