WhatsApp rolls out playback speeds for voice messages on Android, iOS, Web


WhatsApp started rolling out playback speeds to users of its Android beta app earlier this month. Now, word is that the company has started rolling out this feature onto its main app as well.

WABetaInfo reports that the Facebook-owned messaging app has started rolling out the option to play voice messages at variable speeds to its mobile apps. Users can listen to voice messages at three different speeds, which include normal speed, 1.5x speed, and 2x speed. To use this feature, all users need to do is download the latest version of the app on their smartphones.

We at HT Tech tested this feature on WhatsApp’s iOS-based app and it worked just fine. You can not only change the playback speed of a voice message that you have received but you can also hear the voice message that you shared at variable speeds.

Apart from rolling out this feature to its mobile apps, the messaging app has also rolled out this feature to its web-based platform, WhatsApp Web. Like its mobile app, WhatsApp Web users get speed options — normal, 1.5x and 2x — to pick from. It is available on WhatsApp Web/Desktop version 2.2119.6.

Apart from this, WhatsApp has also rolled out the Refugee Nation Flag in the beta version of its Android and iOS apps. The flag aims to bring together the world to support refugees. That said, this update is available on WhatsApp beta for iOS version and WhatsApp beta for Android version only. – Hindustan Times/Tribune News Service

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