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Whatsapp is testing the playback speed option for audio messages (updated)

Whatsapp Messenger is a social media platform developed for messaging and calling services, along with that the app also allows users to share different variety of data from anywhere in the world. The messaging app was bought by the tech giant company Facebook back in February of 2014 for $16 billion. Whatsapp was under a lot of bad press in the beginning of this year. The app launched updates that caused a huge public outburst and even made many users switch to another messaging platform. Since then, Whatsapp has been seen to take steps regarding updates and new policies very carefully. After releasing voice and audio calls for Whatsapp’s desktop version and with this new feature that is still on the works but will get released for iOS and Android devices soon, we really think that Whatsapp might start getting its once huge popularity and users’ trust back.

It has been in news for quite some while now that Whatsapp might include a playback option for audio messages (that Telegram users have been enjoying from a long time now) which basically allows the users to listen to their voice messages at whatever speed they like, whether slow or fast. This feature was spotted by WABetaInfo that tracks the Facebook owned messaging app and its upcoming updates.

Even though Whatsapp’s rival app Telegram launched this feature back in 2018, with allowing users to play their audio messages over a speed of 2x. This feature will be rolled out for Whatsapp users soon. The report posted by WABetaInfo says that this feature is still out in the testing but it will for sure be available with the company’s next update for Android and iOS operating system apps. This feature isn’t something which Whatsapp came by its own, so it will be very interesting to see how the messaging app will execute this plan in its platform.

Whatsapp recently has a new policy update rolled out which got the company to face a huge public outburst on the beginning of 2021 and not only from one country but from all over the world. Whatsapp has given their users time to go through the policy updates slowly but till May 15th all of the app’s users will have to accept the conditions otherwise the app will block those users from messaging or calling from the platform.


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