WHATSAPP has a brand new trick: pause voice memo recording.
Now, for the first time ever, you can pause a recording and resume it later.
It’s part of a list of new WhatsApp updates rolling out this week.
The long-awaited feature means you can stop and start recording.
If you’ve ever recorded a long message, you may recall losing your train of thought.
Otherwise, you might get distracted and want to come back to your recording later.
Whatever the reason, it’s now possible to pause and resume recording when you’re ready.
But that’s not all – something else has been added here Whatsapp.
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You can Play messages outside of a chat.
So if you start listening to a voice message in a conversation, you can leave that chat and talk to someone else.
The voice memo continues to play in the background.
draft preview is also another long-awaited feature.
It’s very simple: you can listen to voice messages before sending them.
This gives you an opportunity to see if you said something you’d rather not say, or to check if your audio quality is good enough.
And if you find the message isn’t right, you can just dismiss it.
Then there is waveform visualization.
This means the waveform of the voice memo appears on the recording, making it easier for you to ‘follow’ the message.
Fourth is the ability to do so Remember the playback.
So if you pause while listening to a message, you can come back to it later in the same place.
Finally there is the ability to do so speeds up playback to voice messages, including forwarded messages.
You can select 1.5x or 2x playback options.
If you want to get others WhatsApp features before they are availableconsider joining the WhatsApp beta.
This allows you to test new changes before they go live to the rest of the world.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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