WhatsApp will allow you to pause the recording of audios and play them outside the chat

Meta reported that more than 7 billion voice messages are sent daily on WhatsApp .


WhatsApp has announced a series of updates to its audio recording tool on the platform.

“Every day, people on WhatsApp send 7 billion voice messages.

So we’ve added some new features including playback outside of chat, the ability to pause recording, and draft preview to make sending and listening to your messages easier. I hope you enjoy them,” Mark Zuckerberg , the CEO of the Meta parent company, said in a statement.

What will WhatsApp change in the audios?

WhatsApp has emphasized that all audio messages in the app are protected with end-to-end encryption.

Now, the messaging service is adding new features that will allow the user to edit their audio and listen to it before sending it.

Play out of chat

Listen to voice messages outside of chat so you can multitask and read or reply to other messages.

Pause/Resume Recording

When you’re recording a voice message, you can now pause and resume the recording when you’re ready, in case you’re interrupted by something or need to collect your thoughts before sending that message.

wave display

Shows a visual representation of the sound of the voice message to help you follow the recording.

Draft Preview

Listen to your voice messages before sending them.

replay memory

If you pause when listening to a voice message, you can pick up where you left off when you return to chat.

Quick play on forwarded messages

You can play voice messages at 1.5x or 2x speeds to listen to them faster, both in regular and forwarded messages.