For audio messages, spotted beta testing on iOS, WhatsApp is working on the playback speed function

For audio messages, spotted beta testing on iOS, WhatsApp is working on the playback speed function

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  • The features tracker did not provide any information on when this feature will roll out to users of the stable version, as it is still in beta testing. WABetaInfo mentions that users will get to increase the playback speed of any audio up to 2x, similar to the playback speed feature available for voice notes. As mentioned earlier, an audio message is essentially a forwarded voice note or any other audio that the sender did not record while it was sent.

  • WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo has spotted that the Meta-owned instant messaging service is working on a feature that will let users increase the playback speeds for all audio messages and not just voice notes. As mentioned, this feature was spotted on the iOS version of the app and is speculated to reach Android devices as well.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp introduced two new methods of securing an account on its platform. These new safety methods include flash calls and message level reporting. The former will let users register their account through an automated call in addition to a text message. The flash call method is currently available for Android users only. Through message level reporting, users can report accounts by flagging a specific message. This can be done by simply long pressing a particular message to either report or block a user.

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