WhatsApp has recently launched a new feature that allows its users to preview their voice messages before they press send, just in case you want it to sound better before inflict them on others.
The feature will be rolled out in the recent weeks and it will be available on all WhatsApp’s platforms, including iOS, Android, desktop, and web.
According to the FAQ, the option to preview a voice message appears after you press the stop button to finish a recording. You can then preview it with the triangular play icon, delete it with the trash can icon, or send it with the send button.
The feature also works on both individual and group chats and it requires you to turn on the hands-free lock by sliding up after you tap the microphone button.
Audio previews are only part of the new updates that have either been released or are reportedly in development around WhatsApp’s voice message feature.
Earlier this year, WhatsApp was reportedly to had added the ability to adjust the playback speed of voice notes during listening. Meanwhile, according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon make it possible for its users to pause and resume recording of a voice message.
This will allow you to stitch together one long voice note without awkward pauses.
Meanwhile, another interesting feature that is WhatsApp is developing is the new voice transcription feature that could one day allow you read a transcription of a voice message rather than listening to it.
Adding to that, WABetaInfo reported that it had found signs of a “global voice message player” feature that would let users listen to voice notes while browsing other WhatsApp chats.
However, there is no information as to when these features will be available in WhatsApp, but being able to preview a voice not before sending it seems to be a promising start.