Messaging platform WhatsApp, owned by Meta announced some new features for voice messages. These features will make the voice messages experience even better

Notably, some of the features are already available for iOS users and are now getting a wider rollout and will now be available for more Android and iOS users

WhatsApp said that people are sending seven billion voice messages daily on average. The new features will be rolled out to everyone in the upcoming weeks

The messaging app claimed that these voice messages are protected by end-to-end encryption. Tap to check the WhatsApp's six new voice message features in the next slides

Out of Chat Playback:

Listen to a voice message outside of the chat so you can multitask or read and respond to other messages

Pause/Resume Recording:

You can now pause the recording and resume while recording a voice message, in case you're interrupted or need to gather your thoughts

Waveform Visualization:

Shows a visual representation of the sound on the voice message to help follow the recording

Draft Preview:

You can not listen to your voice messages you have recorded before sending them

Fast Playback:

Play voice messages at 1.5x or 2x speeds to listen to messages faster on both regular and forwarded messages

Remember Playback:

If you pause when listening to a voice message, you can pick up where you left off when you return to the chat