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 Message button is a microphone that replaces the Send button on the chat screen.
  • For physical keyboard phones, the Voice Message button is the Center button.

If you want to cancel a Voice Message:

Click on the End Call button, or slide on the screen if you have a touch screen 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.

You will see an option on the screen to switch from Speaker to Earpiece.

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 how to use Voice Messaging on: Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp Support Team