Right now, when you record a voice message on WhatsApp, you have to do it in one go. But that could change as soon as developers are working on a feature that will let you pause while recording a voice message.
The feature joins a list of voice message improvements the Facebook-owned messenger is planning to roll out. Previously, reports emerged that voice message transcripts and a global voice message player were also in the works.
As reported by WABetaInfo, the ability to pause while recording a voice message is under development for WhatsApp’s Android and iOS versions. Once released, it will first be available to beta users exclusively. After that, it will ship out in public release to the rest of the users.
Getting this feature will mean you won’t have to start all over again to get rid of unwanted breaks in your voice notes. Instead, you could pause recording the voice note whenever you need more time to figure out what you want to say.
As shown in the video above, this new addition would also make recording voice messages more convenient because you would no longer need to hold the record button during the entire message. You can tap on it once to start recording and tap on the same button to stop.
Needless to say, this ability to pause and resume recording messages at your will brings better flexibility for users. Such enhancements to voice messaging are likely to increase users’ engagement with this lesser-used aspect of WhatsApp. In turn, this would help the world’s largest messaging app maintain its lead over competitors such as Telegram.
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