WhatsApp is all ready to roll out a new feature for the users which will make it easier to listen to audio messages on the app. The details were provided by WABetainfo and confirmed that the social media messaging app is testing a new feature that will allow the users to change the audio message playback speed on iOS devices. The user will be able to play the audio messages with 1.5X and 2.0X speeds. Apart from that, the users will also be able to listen to the messages at the normal 1.0X speeds as well.
The feature would be a great addition for slow audio messages or long audio messages that the users want to listen to faster. The feature is added to the WhatsApp beta version WhatsApp version 188.8.131.52. There is currently no confirmation as to when the feature will be finally rolled out in the final version as it is still under testing and improvements are being made.
Another trick that has been added to the feature is that when the users receive the audio message, they need to pick the phone and put it on the ear as if they are listening to a normal audio call. The moment you lift the phone after hitting the play button, the voice message will start playing through the earpiece of the smartphone as if the user is on a voice call and not the speakers. The feature will be rolled out on both iOS and Android devices in the future.