In celebrating another great milestone, that of the 7 billion audio messages sent on average every day, WhatsApp recalled some functions in support of the same, with the hope that the improvements in question will lead to new adoption records.
According to the latest known data, WhatsApp has over 2 billion users, who send something like 100 billion text messages every day. Since 2013, however, WhatsApp has also introduced voice interactions (always protected by end-to-end encryption), much appreciated because they allow you to add that touch of expressiveness that is lacking in written words, but also because in some areas of the world, such as Africa and India, many languages are spoken which, however, are not equally understood in terms of writing.
This has led to a remarkable result, with Menlo Park announcing that it has reached an average of 7 billion audio messages sent every day on WhatsApp. To celebrate this result, the team of CEO Will Cathcart recalled the functions made available, with the related roll-out already started in some cases, for voice messages.
According to what was reported in a changelog via infographics, WhatsApp has introduced the possibility of stopping the recording of an audio message, and then resuming it, thus avoiding all those cases in which it was necessary to record again if interrupted for some reason. No less important is the draft preview function, which allows you to listen to a voice message again before sending it, perhaps to be sure you have not forgotten anything.
With the waveform display function, the sound is represented visually, in order to help you better follow the recordings, or even to identify at a glance where the pauses and speech are. With the global player, playback arrives outside the chat of origin: in practice, it is no longer necessary to stare at a chat window while listening to a prolonged message but, on the contrary, it is possible to continue to reproduce it in the meantime, in a multi- tasking, you can read other messages, for example.
In favor of regular and forwarded messages it becomes possible to use accelerated reproduction, at 1.5x or 2x, in order to preserve the understanding of the message while “unwinding” it at a higher speed than the original one. Finally, another function that could be useful in the use of voice messages and audio notes is the one that remembers the playback so that, in practice, by stopping the playback of an audio message, in returning to the chat where it was present, the system it remembers where it was before stopping it, and allows you to resume playing it from that moment.