WhatsApp just added a new feature to its platform which offers playback speed control options. Now, users can play audio messages on WhatsApp at 1.5x and 2x speed other than the regular speed.
Play voice messages 1x, 1.5x or even 2x faster. Your choice. Now available on WhatsApp. pic.twitter.com/UW9vRs5py5— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) June 3, 2021
WhatsApp released the playback update for WhatsApp Web first and has now rolled it out for iOS and Android users too.
The new playback speed option will be particularly useful when listening to long voice notes, although the 1.5x and 2x options make the voice sound like that of a chipmunk.
The speed setting can be changed with a single tap and will remain that way until you choose to change it.