Whatsapp, that small app we all have… well, that a whopping 300 million of us have, rolled out push-to-talk voice messaging yesterday, 6 August.
Like all things Whatsapp, the idea behind voice messaging is simple. It takes one tap on the microphone icon to record the message. When the user lets go of the button, the message is sent. If you don’t want to send the message, you simply swipe to the left. All done in one tap.
Other features of Whatsapp’s voice messaging are no length limits for time spent recording, and the volume will automatically switch from speaker when held at arm’s length to soft when held next to your ear. On top of that a blue microphone icon will appear when the message has been played, so you know the indented recipient received it, and all messages will be played within the app and won’t switch to a media player.
The feature will be available in the next 24 hours, (counting from the 6th) and will be Whatsapp’s first parallel release across the multitude of platforms the app calls home.