WhatsApp is testing different playback speeds for voice messages on iOS

WhatsApp is working on a feature for iOS that will allow users to choose between different playback speeds for voice messages. WhatsApp version is not ready for the public yet but the site shows a preview of the feature.

This feature comes a couple of weeks after the Facebook-owned company announced end-to-end encrypted video and audio calls to its desktop app. The company also dropped support earlier this week for the iPhone 4s and the app now requires iOS 10 or later.


WhatsApp testing a new feature for the iOS app to offer different playback speeds for voice messages

According to WABetaInfo, a firm that tracks unrelated WhatsApp features as the company tests them via beta testers through Apple’s TestFlight Beta Program. WhatsApp will offer three playback speeds for voice messages: normal speed, speed up to 1.5x, and 2x. The new feature will be useful for times when you receive a particularly long audio message with a number of pauses. So, the upcoming ability to speed up the rather long audio files will save time.

The feature will arrive with WhatsApp version WABetaInfo also reports that WhatsApp will provide a Web Beta program for Android and iOS beta users. By using the Web Beta program, users can stay connected to WhatsApp Web “without having to keep their phone connected to the internet.”

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Those who take part in the beta program can link up to four devices at a time, including Portal. Some features might not be supported in the beta program like the deletion of messages. The features absent will be included during the beta program. Other people will be required to update their WhatsApp in order to chat or call with you.

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The beta program will work with both WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business apps. What are your thoughts about the feature? Let us know in the comments below

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