The WhatsApp messaging service has just launched a new feature that allows users to listen to an audio message that they have previously recorded before sending it. This new service is now accessible on all platforms (Android, iOS, Web). This guide will walk you through how to use the audio message preview tool..
The success of voicemail messages on WhatsApp
It would be wrong to think that WhatsApp's success relies exclusively on its text message system. The Facebook-owned messaging app has also invested heavily in voicemail messages.
This communication system, acclaimed by a large number of WhatsApp users, and in particular millennials (Generation Y aged between 25 and 35) is gradually beginning to overshadow the classic chat. Moreover, while walking in the street, it is not uncommon to come across curious characters holding their smartphones near their mouths and speaking very loudly..
These walkie-talkie 2.0 followers swear by audio notes. Very easy to use (click on the microphone button and then release it once the recording is finished) and more spontaneous than writing, it is the ideal solution for quickly sharing information with family and friends.
The big social networks like LinkedIn, Telegram and Facebook are doing it. It is estimated that every day several hundreds of millions of voicemail messages are sent to WhatsApp. This shows the importance of the phenomenon..
How to listen to a voicemail message again before sharing it
There are many advantages to using audio messages, but there are also some disadvantages. You don't always think about it, but the voice is made up of hundreds of different intonations. Tone of voice communicates more than words. It also transmits emotions (joy, sadness, anger, disappointment, etc.).
You will quickly find that your message loses its intensity if the tone is not right. And then when we send several audio messages one after the other, it sometimes happens that we make a mistake. You should therefore listen to your message again before sending it.
To put an end to errors, WhatsApp offers a new function allowing you to preview your message before sharing it with your contacts. This option is now available on all WhatsApp applications (iOS and Android) including WhatsApp Web for PC and Mac.
- Launch the WhatsApp application
- Open the chat where you want to share an audio note
- Press the audio icon and keep your finger on the button then slide it up to enter preview mode also called hands-free recording
- Dictate your message
- Click the red Stop button to end the recording
- Press the Play icon to listen to the previously recorded message
If you are not satisfied with the result, simply click on the trash can icon and repeat the various steps described above. Otherwise click on the send button to share your message with your friends.