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WhatsApp spotted testing 3 different playback speeds for voice messages

Ankita Chakravarti     March 19, 2021

A few days ago, WhatsApp was spotted testing playback speeds for voice messages. Now a report has stated that WhatsApp is testing three different playback speeds for voice messages. This is one of the many features that WhatsApp is working on. The feature is under development and not ready for a stable rollout.

As per Wabetainfo, WhatsApp was spotted testing three different playback speeds for voice messages. This means that now you can rush through the voice messages to save your time.

"WhatsApp will allow changing the playback speed simply tapping the speed label: 1.0X, 1.5X and 2.0X are the available options. WhatsApp would also support lower playback speeds, but they won't be released for the public because they make less sense. This feature is under development and it will be available for both iOS and Android beta builds in the next few weeks: stay tuned!"

This feature is already available in WhatsApp's rival app Telegram. Once this feature is rolled out, users will get three playback speed options including 1.0X, 1.5X and 2.0X. The feature would get activated automatically when you receive a voice message, you can then choose from the options to increase the speed of the message.

Apart from this, WhatsApp was also spotted testing support chat threads which will let users report issues from within the app. As per the Wabetainfo report, WhatsApp is testing Support Chat Threads that will let users report bugs directly to WhatsApp using the chatbox. "As previously announced, WhatsApp is working on "Support Chat Threads": they will help you and WhatsApp to manage bug reports. Support Threads are verified end-to-end encrypted chats and they'll be closed after the issue is fixed," the wabetainfo read. The feature will be rolled out in future iOS and Android updates.

The feature would let users converse with WhatsApp support. The chat window will be closed once WhatsApp is able to resolve the issue reported by the user. The feature is currently being developed and could be rolled out in future updates.

WhatsApp is also working to protect your chat backups from intruders. The new feature that WhatsApp is working on makes it impossible for any third-person to hack into a user's WhatsApp chats backed up on third-party cloud platforms like Google Drive or iCloud. WhatsApp will reportedly allow users to encrypt their backup with a password, and neither WhatsApp nor Google will be able to see the content.

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