WhatsApp is reportedly working on introducing a feature that will speed up audio messages while playing back. This will work in the same way that voice notes can be played up to 1.5x or 2x while they are played back. An audio message is essentially a forwarded voice note or any other audio that is not recorded by the sender when it is sent. Although this feature was seen during testing on iOS devices, it is believed that Android devices may get this feature soon.
WhatsApp Feature Tracker is in WABetaInfo spotty That metaThe proprietary instant messaging service is working on a feature that will let users increase playback speed for all audio messages, not just voice notes. As mentioned, this feature was spotted on iOS App version and estimated to reach Android Equipment too.
The feature tracker did not provide any information about when this feature will be rolled 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 by 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 was not recorded by the sender while it was being sent.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp introduced Two new ways to secure an account on its platform. These new security methods include flash calls and message level reporting. The former will let users register their account via an automated call in addition to a text message. The Flash Call method is currently only available for Android users. 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 report or block a user.