Until now, if you wanted to listen to a voice message before sending it on WhatsApp you had to do the trick of going back to the mobile desktop. That won’t be necessary soon, as WhatsApp is renewing its voice recorder, first in its beta version for both Android and iOS.
The new WhatsApp recorder allows you to stop the recording whenever you want and listen to it quietly before sending it, also showing the wave graph and allowing you to advance the playback if you don’t want to listen to it from the beginning.
New recorder for WhatsApp
Initially, recording voice memos on WhatsApp involved holding your finger down on the microphone icon while you spoke, until 2018 brought the lock icon. Sliding the microphone up blocked the recording, so you didn’t need to keep pressing the button while recording.
Now, this locked mode is revamped with some very useful features. The recording interface changes completely, showing in real-time the wave graph of the recording and three buttons always at hand.
These three buttons are the trash button, to delete the current recording; the send button, to send the recording; and the stop recording button. After stopping the recording, you can listen to it, no need to do any tricks.
A welcome change is that in this new preview of the voice memo you have just recorded, you can advance the playback by tapping with your finger on the wave graph. That is, if you have recorded a 20-minute note and you just want to listen to the last one, you can do it easily.
This feature is present in the beta versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android, so it would not be surprising that it will soon reach everyone through the update of the official version.