WhatsApp Gets the New Voicemail Feature: Here's How to Use It

WhatsApp is long rumored to introduce a slew of new features including the ability to send voicemails. Now, there is good news for the users as the app brings the handy Voice Message feature.

WhatsApp Gets the New Voicemail Feature: Here's How to Use It

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Well, to make use of the Voice Message feature on your iOS and Android device, the app should be updated to the 2.16.8 or 2.16.230 version of the app respectively.

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If you have updated WhatsApp and received this new Voice Message feature, you can get to know how to use the feature to send voicemails to your contacts from here. From here, you can get to know how you can send a Voice Message to a contact. Take a look!

You get three options now

Previously, when a WhatsApp was declined or unattended by the recipient, it will take you to the older window that could be the contact's chat screen or the calls tab. With the roll out of the Voice Message feature, you will be given three opitons to choose from - Cancel, Call Again and Voice Message.

Works similar to recorded message

On pressing the Voice Message option, you will get to know that sending a Voice Message is just like sending a recorded message within chats. You just have to hold on the icon and record a message and send it.

Lift your finger to send the voice message

After recording the voice message, you just have to lift your finger from the icon to send the voicemail to the contact. Also, you can discard the message by sliding across the screen's left.

Gets delivered as a chat

The Voice Message that the recipient has received will be sent to the contact just like an audio message and it can be found in the chat window.

Its a handy and easy to use feature

This way, you need not go to the contact's chat window and send a voice message. Its easy to send it right from the call screen, so it becomes a handy feature addition to WhatsApp.

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