How to use the voice message preview feature in WhatsApp

WhatsApp has recently launched the Voicemail Preview feature for users. Through this feature, users can preview their recorded voice messages before sharing them in a thread or group chat. This function is very useful when you want to enhance or delete something in a voice message. To check the audio quality of the message, you can also play it back before sending it.


WhatsApp has provided a preview of voice messages for Android and iOS, as well as for the web and desktop. In this article, we tell you the steps by which you can preview your WhatsApp voice message before sharing it.

How to use WhatsApp voice message preview

Before proceeding with the steps, you need to verify that your smartphone has the latest version of WhatsApp.

  1. Open an individual or group chat on your WhatsApp.
  2. Press and hold the microphone button next to the message text box and slide it to lock hands-free recording. In the web and desktop versions, there is no need to swipe it because in both versions the recording is hands-free after clicking the microphone.
  3. Start talking now.
  4. Touch the Stop button to end the recording.
  5. Press the play button to listen to your recording. You can jump to any part of the recording with the help of the search bar.

If your message is correct and you are ready to share, hit the send button. Otherwise, you can delete that voicemail by pressing Trash and repeating the steps above.


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