WhatsApp to release new playback speed control for audio messages on iOS

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working on an improved version of the playback speed feature. In an upcoming update, the company will introduce a new playback speed button for audio messages. Currently, users can only increase the speed of voice notes sent or received, not of forwarded audio messages. Recently, the company released end-to-end encryption support for saved chats on iCloud. 


WhatsApp will allow users to select the playback speed of forwarded messages 

As per the report, a future beta update of the app for iOS and  Android will introduce the capability to select the speed of audio messages which are forwarded voice notes. 

What’s an audio message? It’s simply a forwarded voice note. When you forward a voice note, it’s not possible to speed up the audio because the playback speed button is not available, but a new feature is coming for it at a later date:

WhatsApp is working on introducing a playback speed button for forwarded voice notes. The feature has been spotted in a recent beta version of WhatsApp beta for iOS, but it’s currently under development, and it’s surely coming on the next versions of WhatsApp beta for Android as well.


The company is exploring new ways to improve the playback speed feature on the platform. Previously, it was discovered that WhatsApp is developing a new ‘Global voice message player’ feature so that users can continue listening to audio messages in any part of the app, a new ability to pause voice recordings and continue it later. And more importantly for Apple users, the company is developing a universal macOS app directly connected it upcoming iPad app using macOS Catalyst. 

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