The mobile instant messaging service, WhatsApp has launched voice massaging, a new feature that allows users to record and send audio messages on their smartphones.
The company announced the availability of this new feature while also announcing that it has now hit the 300 million monthly active users mark. The company now also boasts 20 million monthly active users in India.
This feature allows a user pushes to record a message rather than type one. When he/she lets go, the message sends. If the user decides not to send, he/she swipes to the left and the recording is deleted. All that is built into a single tap.
The voice messenger service will benefit many users while sending messages in multiple languages. With phones not supporting all language apps, typing often gets to be troublesome. Also, in a country like India where languages come with their own regional variations even within states, the voice messenger service will be beneficial.
Other features: There is no time length limit when recording a message and the volume automatically switches from speaker when held at arm’s length to soft when held next to an ear.
Facebook and WeChat already have the voice texting feature but what’s interesting about Whatsapp is its one press voice text feature.