WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging (IM) services owned by Meta. It will now allow users to preview/listen to the recorded voice messages before sending them. WhatsApp announced this in a Twitter post captioned, “They’re not mistakes, they’re rehearsals. Now you can preview your voice messages before you hit send.” Let’s now get into how to use this feature.
How to preview WhatsApp voice messages before sending them?
One important factor brought to notice by folks over at TNB is, “the default behaviour is still to send a message immediately after releasing the record button.” So to use the review feature a user needs to,
- Tap and hold on to the mic button, darg up to go hands-free mode.
- Press the Stop button once you finish recording instead of directly sending the voice message.
- Now, play the recorded message to review if you are audible enough or have said something you didn’t want to (Yeah, it happens a lot with me too).
In three simple steps, you can now review your voice messages.
For those wondering why someone needs to review their voice messages, it can be due to various factors. Firstly voice messages are used because they eliminate the hassle of typing. So, when a person is out running an errand and has to reply to a message, a voice message does the job pretty well. But there can be environmental noises that make you inaudible.
Reviewing your voice messages also helps, as, at times, we tend to provide too much information or ramble upon something that can be said in a few sentences. And we can also understand why this is not the default option for sending voice messages. It adds a few extra steps to the simple task of sending voice messages and eliminates the whole purpose of convenience.