Millions of WhatsApp users alerted over HUGE voice notes change


WHATSAPP voice notes are getting a massive change very soon – and you can check it out right now.

The wildly popular feature lets you send recorded messages to pals.


This is what the WhatsApp voice note wave forms look likeCredit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

And it’s a much-loved alternative to manually typing out texts.

Now WhatsApp is working on another feature for voice notes: waveforms.

It means you’ll be able to see exactly where the speech is in a voice note.

The feature was spotted by WABetaInfo by digging into the beta test version of WhatsApp.

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It might not sound like much, but it’s a big deal.

The audio waveform of the voice note will show up inside the chat bubble for a voice note.

It means you can skip forward to the exact starting point if there’s lots of empty noise at the beginning.

And the same is true for cutting off at the end.

It’ll also help with avoiding “noise pranks” where someone records a very quiet message that forces you to increase volume – only to make a loud sound at the end.

The feature is currently rolling out on the beta app – there’s a guide on joining at the bottom of this story.

That’s not the only voice notes change we’ve seen in recent times.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp enabled out-of-chat playback for voice messages.

So if you start listening to a voice message in one conversation, you can leave that chat and talk to someone else.

The voice note will continue playing in the background.

It’s also now possible to pause recordings and resume them when you’re ready.

And you can also listen to voice messages before you send them.

If you want to try new WhatsApp features first, follow our guide below.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS for iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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