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WhatsApp is changing the way voice notes work forever in a brilliant new update

WHATSAPP is about to change the way you take voice notes.

The Android version of the US chat app will reportedly soon introduce the ability to pause recordings midway through.

Soon you will be able to pause and resume voice memos in WhatsApp on Android

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Soon you will be able to pause and resume voice memos in WhatsApp on AndroidPhoto credit: WABetaInfo

You can then continue the recording before deciding to send it to the recipient, according to WABetaInfo.

It’s a handy tool to have on hand when you get lost in the middle of your thought process and want to pause before continuing.

WABetaInfo, which trawls through early “beta” versions of WhatsApp ahead of their general release, shared the news on Wednesday.

Voice memos have been available in WhatsApp since 2013 and offer an easy way to send messages when you don’t feel like typing.

Users record a note by opening a chat and tapping and holding the microphone icon to the right of the text field.

For years there was no way to pause a recording – the moment you lifted your finger from the icon, the voice memo was sent.

Last month WhatsApp introduced the ability to pause and resume voice notes during a recording on the iOS version of the app.

It’s a feature that’s been available in the desktop and iPhone versions of WhatsApp for a while.

When users document a note on Android, a red pause icon will soon appear below the waveform that is displayed during each recording.

Users can tap to pause the note and then tap again to continue. Once done, they can send or delete the file.

It’s not clear when the new feature for WhatsApp for Android will roll out – but users can expect it to be available in the coming months.

As WhatsApp tests new tools and settings, it makes them available to a small group of people as part of “beta” tests.

Some websites, such as WABetaInfoare members of WhatsApp’s storied beta program and immediately share what they find.

That means fans can get wind of upcoming WhatsApp features long before they’re released to the average user.

Keep in mind that a feature appearing in beta doesn’t necessarily mean it will make it to general release.

However, early versions of the app are generally a good barometer of what users can expect to see on their phones, tablets, and PCs in the months to come.

The feature is being tested by WhatsApp and will likely roll out to the general user base in the coming months

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The feature is being tested by WhatsApp and will likely roll out to the general user base in the coming monthsCredit: Alamy

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