WhatsApp has added a brand new feature known as ‘Fast Playback’ for all voice/audio messages. Audio or voice-primarily based messages are a popular function on the app, especially for customers who might not be tech savvy or cozy typing on their smartphones. The short Playback message will let its users alternate playback speed for a voice message.

In keeping with an announcement from an employee at WhatsApp, users are capable of picking among the default 1x setting, to at least 1.5x speed, or 2x speed, without changing the pitch of a person’s voice. One of the reasons why WhatsApp has introduced this feature is because it knows that sometimes when users send very long messages, the other party might not have the time to listen to it. WhatsApp says, “by introducing Fast Playback, which speeds up the message, it will reduce the time it takes to listen to those long voice messages.”

How to use Fast Playback messages on WhatsApp:

When you get a voice message, you will see the playback speed appear on the right side of the audio note, which is set to 1x by default. Simply touch the speed to increase it to 1.5x or 2x. Then press Play.
(Guess who just became a rap god with 2x speed!)


WhatsApp is also working on rolling out new features like multi-device support; view once and disappearing mode. To know more about those in our previously covered article CLICK HERE.