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WhatsApp starts rolling out a new interface and new voicemail features

Voice messages or “voice notes” are often the preferred form of communication on WhatsApp, with an average of around 7 billion messages sent across the platform each day, and today WhatsApp announced several new features to improve the experience of their usage.

The most notable change that recently came out of beta testing is out-of-chat playback, which lets you listen to a voicemail outside of chat so you can multitask or read and respond to other messages.

If you listen to a voice note and then switch to the WhatsApp home screen or another thread, a new voice message playback interface appears at the top of the app with buttons to pause, resume or skip the voice note, as well as a waveform visualization and progress bar.

It’s now possible to pause a received voicemail and pick up where you left off when you return to chat, and you can also play voicemails at 1.5x or 2x speeds to listen to messages faster on regular and forwarded messages.

Finally, when recording a voicemail, you can now pause the recording and resume when you’re ready, while draft previews let you listen to your voicemails before sending them.

WhatsApp says the new voicemail features will be rolling out to all users of the encrypted chat service over the next few weeks.

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