WhatsApp has long been able to send audio clips. Playback was always at normal speed. For testers of the app it is now possible to speed this up as well. This is how it works.
WhatsApp audio messages: increase speed
WhatsApp is used by billions of people to send messages, photos, videos and other content to each other. You can also record audio messages and send them to an individual or group. Another handy feature has now been added for beta users. You can play incoming audio fragments faster. Handy, for example, if it’s a long message and you don’t have much time to listen.
If you are a tester and have received a listening fragment, follow the steps below:
- Grab your phone and open WhatsApp;
- Tap the familiar triangle to play the clip;
- A ‘1x’ will appear, tap it to increase the speed;
- Tap ‘1.5x’ to increase the speed to ‘2x’.
If you tap it again, the playback speed will return to normal. Playing twice as fast is the maximum speed for now. It is also not possible to play a fragment slower. Whether WhatsApp will expand those possibilities in the future remains to be seen. It is also still unknown when normal users will see the new option.
More news and tips about WhatsApp
The well-known messaging service has been in the news more often lately. For example, users had to accept new terms and conditions, otherwise it would no longer be possible to continue using all functions. Where WhatsApp previously stubbornly insisted on limiting users, the company has announced that it will not continue this.
News has also come out that the service will soon finally be available on four devices at the same time. That’s a much-requested feature that apps like Telegram or Slack have long supported. Looking for other useful tips for WhatsApp? Check the links below or view our extensive tips section.
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Source: Android Planet