Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I use Voice Messaging?

Voice Messaging allows you to instantly communicate with a contact or group chat. It provides an enriching chat experience, and you can count on it to deliver important and time-sensitive messages. As such, all Voice Messages are downloaded automatically.

Sending a Voice Message:

To use Voice Messaging, simply tap and hold on the Voice Message button.

  • For touch screen phones, the Voice Messaging button is a microphone that replaces the Send button on the chat screen.
  • For full keyboard phones, the Voice Messaging button is the Center button.

If you want to cancel a Voice Message:

On Nokia S60 phones: Click on the End Call button, or slide on the screen if you have a touchscreen phone.
On Nokia S40 phones: Click on the the icon, or slide on the screen if you have a touchscreen phone.

A really cool and innovative feature of Voice Messaging is that when your Voice Message has been played on the recipient's phone, the microphone icon will turn blue.

Receiving a Voice Message:

After you receive a Voice Message, tap/press the Play button to listen.

On Nokia S60 phones: You will see an option in the screen to switch from Speaker to Earpiece.
On Nokia S40 phones: You can tap Options > Use Handset to alternate.

The microphone next to the messages that you have not listened to will be green:

The microphone next to the messages that you have listened to will be blue:

Learn about Voice Messaging on: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team