You won’t ever lose a voicemail again. WhatsApp lets you view your recordings before you send them

  • When you record voice messages standard, they automatically send after being recorded
  • These errors can cause awkward situations, requiring you to resend your message.
  • This new tool allows you to evaluate recordings before making a decision about whether or not to send them.

It doesn’t matter if it is a funny story or an important message, sometimes it is easier to communicate via WhatsApp by speaking than writing.

Standard voice messages are sent automatically once you have recorded them. However, this could lead to embarrassing errors that require you to send your recording again.

WhatsApp launched a Voice Message Previews Tool to help users.

WhatsApp explained that you can now preview your WhatsApp voice messages before you send them. This is great for when you need to make sure your message gets across.

WhatsApp now lets you preview your recorded notes before you send them with its new Voice Message Preview feature

WhatsApp’s Voice Message Preview now allows you to preview recorded notes before sending them.

WhatsApp: How can I preview my voice messages? 

  1. Chat with a group or an individual
  2. To lock hands-free recordings, touch the microphone and move it up.
  3. Get started speaking
  4. After you’re done tap the stop button
  5. You can listen to your recording by pressing play. Tap any section of the recording and you’ll be able to hear it starting at that time stamp.
  6. To delete the message in voice, tap the trashcan or tap the send button to send it

Voice Messages became a worldwide hit since its launch in 2013.

WhatsApp stated that they bring people closer than text messages and, unlike calls, allow them freedom to send and receive messages – at their convenience – whenever it is most convenient.

They are the fastest and most efficient way to communicate a message when there is a tight deadline, you need to express your emotions quickly, you don’t have time, or you’re trying to manage other things like babysitting or shopping/groceries.

However, until now, standard voice messages have sent automatically – regardless of whether or not they contain errors.

The Voice Message Preview feature allows you to preview your recorded message before you decide whether to send it.

Open a group or individual chat to access this new feature. Touch the microphone icon at the bottom left corner.

To make sure you have hands-free recording before you speak, simply slide the slider up.

After you have finished tap Stop. Tap Next to hear your recording. Tap any portion of the recording and you’ll be able to hear it starting at that time stamp.

To delete your voicemail, you can tap on the trash can or click send to send it. 

This new tool was launched shortly after WhatsApp added Disappearing messages to its feature. It now offers the option for chats that self-destruct within 24 hours or 90 days.    

Disappearing Messages is a feature that makes new messages disappear in a selected chat room after a certain time.  

Some people may want to opt to erase their messages from personal reasons. For example, they may contain sensitive information they don’t want accessible anywhere – not even on WhatsApp, which is end-to-end encrypted. 

WhatsApp aims to mimic the privacy of face-to-face conversations by giving users assurances that the messages they send are not being saved online. 

WhatsApp asserts that the storing of all communications forever is “the equivalent to a note-taker following us around, making a permanent record” of every word said.  

WhatsApp users can also have Disappearing messages turned on in all new chats. 

One child safety expert, however, has criticized the possibility of users being able to delete messages after 24 hours. He said it could create a toxic cocktail of risks for children who are vulnerable.

Best Whatsapp Alternatives

You’ll be glad to know that you have several other options if you want to delete WhatsApp.

1. Telegram

Telegram has more than 400,000,000 users. 

While it looks very similar to WhatsApp, what sets it apart is the fact that it gives the option to set messages to self-destruct after a given period of time, leaving no trace. 

Telegram offers encryption from end to end.

However, as a WhatsApp spokesperson pointed out, Telegram ‘does not offer end-to-end encryption by default so it’s not necessarily more secure than WhatsApp’.

2. Send Signal 

Because Signal is open-source, it’s one of the best messaging apps. 

The code of the app can be viewed publicly, so it is nearly impossible for its creators to find any backdoors that would allow hackers or governments to spy on you messages.

3. iMessage

Switching to iMessage on an iPhone is a good option if your iPhone has one. 

There are many impressive features in the app, including no limit on characters, the ability send photos and videos and Apple’s animation emoji, Animoji.

Unfortunately, iMessage can only be used by iPhone users. You’ll have trouble communicating with others using Android. 

4. Google Messages

Google Messages (an Android-only message service) is Google’s response to iMessage. 

The app is a replacement for your SMS app. 

5. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger might not be the right choice for you if you are hesitant to use WhatsApp because of its data sharing with Facebook.

The app also offers many helpful features such as video calls, secret conversations, and games.