In May, Meta-owned instant messaging company WhatsApp debuted a feature that allowed users to change the playback speed of voice messages, and now sources indicate that the same capability is being tested for audio messages.
You can’t modify the playback speed of a forwarded voice note to 1x, 1.5x, or even 2x like you can with received audio messages. But that’s going to change, and you’ll soon be able to record your audio messages at the same speed that you listen to them.
This functionality is currently in development, according to WABetaInfo, and will be accessible in a future WhatsApp beta version for Android and iOS.
WhatsApp is also continuously attempting to improve the user experience by offering new and intriguing features. WaBetaInfo revealed earlier this month that the app is aiming to include a voice message transcription capability for voice messages. This capability, however, will be combined with Apple’s Speech Recognition technology, and will only be available to iPhone users.
However, it is currently unknown when the capability will be offered to Android users, although voice message transcription will be available to iOS beta users soon.