WhatsApp Might Soon Allow Users to Pause Voice Recording: Here’s What you Need to Know

WhatsApp will soon introduce a new feature that will allow you to pause voice recording in between.


WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular personal messaging app across the globe. With over a billion active users on the platform, the developers are always working on adding new features or ironing out the bugs. In recent times, we have seen the platform getting new features like end-to-end encryption chat backup on iOS, multi-device support, WhatsApp Pay, and more. The company is now testing a feature that allows you to pause voice recordings. 

As spotted by folks over at WABetainfo, the new feature is called “Pause voice recordings”. The feature is still under development and will give you ability to record your voice without having to send multiple voice notes. For now, whenever you record a voice note, you will have to long-press the microphone button in the chat and once you take your finger off, the voice note will be sent to the user. 

The new update will bring the ability to pause voice recording and then resume and continue recording which also allows you to send a clear message in one go. Also, this feature won’t force you to record multiple voice notes. It can be a very handy feature for those who use the voice recording feature on a regular basis. 

How does the Pause voice recording work?

As you can see from the image, the new under-development WhatsApp feature will bring up a record button once you have stopped the voice recording. You can resume the voice recording by clicking on the recording button. 

According to the report, this feature was spotted on iOS in the development process. But, the feature is soon expected to be made available for the Beta version of Android as well as iOS versions. Previously, WhatApp voice recording had received playback speed control features that allow you to listen to the voice note at 1x, 1.5x, or 2x speeds. 

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