WhatsApp is working on a feature that allows users to pause voice recordings on the desktop version of its app. The functionality allows users to pause a voice message and continue it later without having to record another message. Not only is the ability to pause and resume voice recordings convenient, but users have been asking for the tweak to be added to the desktop app for quite some time.
WhatsApp testing feature to pause, resume voice recording on the desktop
According to WABetaInfo, the beta version of WhatsApp for Desktop 2.2201.2 is adding the ability to pause and resume voice recording for all users. Unlike the beta version of the iOS app, the public test version of WhatsApp for Desktop is available to everyone which means that it can be reviewed by any user before it is released officially as a stable version.
The publication notes WhatsApp for Desktop already allows users to listen to a voice recording before sending it but now the company is rolling out the functionality that lets users pause and resume voice recordings.
As you can see in this screenshot, there is a new pause button (in the previous version, there was a stop icon) that allows you to pause the voice note. In this situation, you can listen to the voice note before sending it, you can delete the voice note or you can resume the recording.
While a little late to desktop, the feature is already available in the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS. Similar to desktop, the feature on iOS also allows users to pause a voice message and continue it later without having to record another message. The company has yet to release the feature for Android smartphones.
WABetaInfo says that since this feature started rolling out for macOS users recently, it is possible that not all beta testers may have access to it. So, if the functionality does not appear for you, wait until the company releases a new beta version of its desktop app. The update will most likely roll it out to more users.