The use of WhatsApp voice messages divides the community. Outside of jokes, you will likely find it in your contact list The two extremes: Those who hate these formats and if they send it are clips of less than 30 seconds; Or those who have made WhatsApp their personal podcast platform with endless messages lasting dozens of minutes.
WhatsApp has withdrawn from Solomon’s decision And trying to please both sides with a decision that allows us to speed up the votes we receive to hear them faster. It’s really something users have been shouting about for years, and more so when Telegram actually included this option since 2019. Critics of voice notes still see the time being limited to a minute as it happens. In other apps, like Instagram, for example.
Original audio acceleration
Since last May audio recordings can be accelerated from Official WhatsApp Apps. A highly desirable tool previously added by the competition. Whether for a matter of practicality or for the limited patience of many of the app’s users, it was necessary to be able to turn up the tempo when we got some audio feedback.
Many consider 1.5 times running speed As a better option because the sound quality is still good and all the content can be understood with a single playback. There is no shortage of those who want to stay more traditional and start recording their messages in a slower way so that they are heard normally when overclocked.
When we receive a voice memo and want to adjust the playback speed, it is so Mandatory to start playing. Just by pressing the button play We will see how the profile picture icon disappears and the speedometer appears:
- 1x: normal speed.
- 1.5 times: Speed increased by 50%
- 2x: Double the playback speed.
It is important to keep in mind the speed at which we choose to reproduce audio notes It will be kept by default. That is, if we listen to a message at twice the speed, and when we receive another voice note and press the play button, it will be done at the previously selected speed. That is why it can happen to you that you reproduce something uninteresting at full speed and when you want to listen to another message carefully, you have to “stop” it and start from scratch. It is only a matter of time and getting used to this new tool.
WhatsApp desktop and web version
Issuance Desk Windows or Mac OS, plus version the web It works exactly the same way, just by listening to the voice memo, we can choose the playback speed to be doubled.
True, many people have been surprised that the fastest playback speed is 2x, twice as fast, pretending to be able to listen to it faster. It is true that third-party applications can be used to achieve higher playback speed in WhatsApp audios, but the truth is that in many cases The voice memo becomes incomprehensible When we play at double speed. In this case, the web and desktop versions were not as delayed in news from the developer as they had on previous occasions such as calls and video calls.
Third Party Applications
Before the latest WhatsApp update Voice memos can now be speeded up That we’ve received, and we’ve done with third-party apps, and these usually also provide other capabilities for managing voice notes that might be interesting.
It is the application par excellence that has been used for a long time to speed up the speed of audio playback on WhatsApp. TalkFaster! (Speak faster! In Spanish) Only available in Play de Android Store.
With this application you can choose between 6 speeds to operate: X0.75, X1.00, X1.25, X1.50, X1.75, X2.00. Once again we see that the boundary set is X2, and then it will be difficult for us to understand the audio notes and it will be quite uncomfortable. A feature of TalkFaster! Can we also slow playback X0.75 is selected for situations where the speaker does not speak well or speaks very quickly. In addition, by simply listening to the quick voice memo, you will be able to see the time you have saved thanks to the application by means of a notification.
Audio to Paragraph Text WhatsApp (iOS)
This application is not designed directly for listening to WhatsApp voice notes, it offers another interesting option. As the name of the app says, you can Audio transcription Receive text feedback so you don’t have to tap the device during the seconds or minutes that the talk continues. If we have the content in text format, reading will always be faster and we will not waste much time. It also works with videos and is available in 50 different languages, this option is interesting when we are communicating in a work environment and we need to save as much time as possible.
To speed up messages we can choose 5 speeds: 1.00X, 1.25X, 1.50X, 1.75X and 2.00X. And with some languages, we don’t need an active internet connection at the time of audio playback.
Zapp (Chrome extension)
You may still be thinking What is the point of going to other apps To speed up WhatsApp audios if it is already possible to do it locally, the answer is that these apps offer additional functionality that the messaging app does not yet provide.
Google Chrome web browser extension Zapp: WhatsApp voice speed and volume allowed to control Size or speed with one click Play the voice memos that you receive. For this you must use WhatsApp Web from the browser itself. Additionally, you can Slower Reproduction if you need it.