WhatsApp introduces playback speed controls for voice messages
The popular messaging platform has rolled out ‘fast playback’ for audio messages. So, users can increase the playback speed for listening to a long audio message in less time. The option is being added to both Android and iOS.
Users will be able to choose between the default 1x speed, 1.5x speed, or 2x speed. Increasing playback speed won’t change the pitch of the voice. When you play a voice message, you will see the playback speed option and it will be set to 1x by default. Tap on it for changing to 1.5x and tap again for 2x.
The fast playback option is added to the latest version of WhatsApp. If you don’t see it in your app, make sure you are using the latest version.
It is worth noting that Telegram has been offering a similar for feature years. Facebook and its companies are known for copying features from competitors. This is another copy feature. Even if the feature arrived late, it will surely be helpful.
Playback speed controls are available for Android, iOS and web platforms. It will also be soon available on WahtsApp desktop apps soon.