How to preview voice notes before sending on WhatsApp

WhatsApp now offers a way for you to listen to your voice note to make sure that it contains the message that you intend to send.

In Summary
  • It is important to remember that once you’ve paused the voice note and the preview appears, you can’t edit the already recorded message.
  • Ensure you have the latest WhatsApp version installed from the App Store or Google Play Store.
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You can now preview your voice note on WhatsApp before sending it.

In WhatsApp's latest update, the social media platform offers a way for you to listen to your voice note to make sure that it contains the message that you intend to send.

Here is a step-by-step process on how to preview your voice note;

Ensure you have the latest WhatsApp version installed from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Open the chat with the person you want to send the voice note to.

Tap the microphone record button located in the bottom right corner, to the right of the message input field.

Swipe up with your thumb to record your voice note hands-free.

A pause button will appear at the bottom of your display. Tap on it to pause the voice note recording.

This will bring up a preview of the voice note. You will see a play button next to it.

Tap the play button to listen back to the voice note.

If you’re satisfied, tap the arrow icon in the bottom right to send your voice note.

If you still want to continue recording, tap on the red microphone icon where the pause button initially appears.

Alternatively, you can tap the bin icon in the bottom left to delete it.

It is important to remember that once you’ve paused the voice note and the preview appears, you can’t edit the already recorded message. If you want to make changes, you’ll need to start recording again. 

The update by the platform comes barely a month after WhatsApp rolled out the ability to have two different accounts on a single device.

In October of last year, Meta-owned WhatsApp announced that Android users would no longer need to have several devices for separate accounts with its multiple accounts functionality.

To register the second account, you will need a second phone number and a SIM card, or a device that accepts multiple SIM cards.

Your active account will be the one currently logged into, while your other phone number will not be active because is not used currently.

WhatsApp says that to see the content, one will need to switch to the account, as the idle accounts will still get notifications.

Like the analog way of customizing profiles, users with two accounts logged onto a device can customize each profile by setting a picture and a text, notification settings, and privacy settings.

Currently, the feature is only available for Android users and supports two accounts.

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