WhatsApp is constantly taking its game up a notch. As the most downloaded Android app in India, it has repeatedly rolled out updates in order to make itself more and more user-friendly. One of these updates lets you make payments faster, another one aims to end those spammy forwarded messages forever, and those are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a long list of new features that the messaging platform has made available for its 200 million monthly active users; the latest of which is a new feature that lets you save your recorded voice messages so you can hear them before you send them out. However, this feature has currently only been launched for the Google Play Beta Program, and comes with the version 2.18.123. As an attempt to let Android users save their voice recordings on their smartphone – after implementing the same possibility for the iOS version – WhatsApp has also included this feature for its Android users.
The latest ‘Saved Voice Messages’ WhatsApp feature could help its 1.5 billion monthly active users all over the world and make their life a lot easier. If you’re someone who uses the voice recording feature when you’re on the go – which is much more convenient than typing out what you have to say – consider this to be a boon. Here’s everything you need to know about this new upgrade.
How to use the ‘Saved Voice Messages’ WhatsApp feature
Up until now, if you were using the voice recording feature on WhatsApp, you were unable to exit the chat window without losing the entire voice message you’d been recording. But now, if you’re recording a voice message and something comes up while you’re in the middle of it – like if you receive a phone-call or your battery is running low – WhatApp will automatically save the voice recording on your smartphone. This will make using the feature extremely convenient as you wouldn’t have to re-record everything all over again.
Furthermore, if you wish to listen to your voice recording before hitting ‘Send’, all you need to do is go to the home screen. The rolling out of this new WhatsApp feature was first reported on WaBetaInfo, which suggested that the feature is already enabled by default. So if you’re a WhatsApp Beta user, you can test it immediately on your smartphone.