The WhatsApp trick completely changes the way you listen to voice notes – and lets you listen in secret

Did you know that you don’t have to spend WhatsApp voice memos for everyone to hear?

Without headphones, most of us turn the volume down and hold the bottom of our phones to one ear, which is hardly practical.

Keep voice memos private


Keep voice memos privateCredit: Alamy

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

There’s actually a really simple hack you can use to get a listen WhatsApp Voice Notes without all the frills.

Next time you get one and want to play it, just hold your phone to your ear as if you’re answering a call.

The sound then comes out of the usual telephone speaker instead.

Not only does this mean you can keep voice memos secret from eavesdroppers, but you can also hear much better in crowded places.

WhatsApp has actually made a lot of changes to voice memos lately.

The biggest is the ability to listen to voice memos while doing other things in WhatsApp.

It’s great for multitasking, especially with long voice memos, allowing you to read other messages while you listen.

The other recent update lets you change the speed of voice memos.

It’s especially useful when you have a buddy who’s talking too slowly – and keeps talking a little.

The speed can be increased by 1.5 times and 2 times.

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WhatsApp has more than 2 billion users


WhatsApp has more than 2 billion usersCredit: Alamy
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WhatsApp – a quick story

Here’s what you need to know…

  • WhatsApp was developed in 2009 by computer programmers Brian Acton and Jan Koum – former employees of Yahoo
  • It is one of the most popular messaging services in the world
  • Koum came up with the name WhatsApp because it sounded like “what’s up”.
  • After a series of tweaks, the app was released in June 2009 with a messaging component, with 250,000 active users
  • It was originally free but switched to a paid service to avoid growing too quickly. In 2016 it became free again for all users
  • Facebook bought WhatsApp Inc in February 2014 for $19.3 billion (£14.64 billion).
  • The app is especially popular because all messages are encrypted in transit, eliminating snoopers
  • As of 2020, WhatsApp has over 2 billion users worldwide

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