WhatsApp, the instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is a well-known name throughout the world, since it is one of the most popular means today to send all kinds of messages and digital information. There are many resources to carry out the above: among them are voice messages, which are sometimes much more practical and faster than written messages.

However, not everyone likes this option for various reasons, but the app has a simple trick that allows its users to listen to the message before sending it, thereby rectifying their words or emitting the message in a different way. It is actually quite easy to do this because you do not want an additional app.

The steps to follow …

Once you are on WhatsApp choose the contact or group to which you want to send the voice message.
Press and hold the microphone icon at the bottom right of the screen, and slide your finger up.
Start recording your message.
Instead of sending your message, press « Back » to return to your conversation tray.
Then go back to the group or contact to whom you want to send your voice message.
At the bottom you will see that your message was saved. Play to listen to it.
If you want to send it, just click the image to send or, failing that, press the image of the trash can that is in red to delete your message.

This is how you can carry out this function that will be very useful before deciding to send your message.

The era of WhatsApp

This messaging service has created a before and after in the digital age, since it has facilitated communication channels and in a matter of seconds you can be in contact with someone who lives on the other side of the world, as well as sharing documents and audio with great ease.

It was on February 24, 2009 when this service came into the world, causing the other communication services to start looking somewhat obsolete and, above all, slow. Jan Koum, a Ukrainian exile who came to the United States at age 16 with his mother, is the co-creator of this app. In 1997 he met Brian Acton, with whom he would finally give WhatsApp the final face.

At the beginning WhatsApp was limited to letting know if a contact was available to receive a call or an SMS: today the functions of the app are enormous, since it not only allows you to send messages of all kinds but has expanded its calling capacity group, something that users have liked and that allows them to compete with similar services such as Zoom or Skype.

According to a 2018 statistic, in a minute about 38 million messages are sent globally, which gives us an idea that the world is in contact today thanks in large part to the dynamics and the possibilities that are ever leaving. incorporating more in this app.

In the shadow of WhatsApp, which in 2014 was acquired by Facebook when realizing the wide business possibilities that this creation could generate, and for which it disbursed $ 21.8 billion, there are other very similar applications such as We Chat (from Chinese origin), Line or Viber, however, its popularity is not so much compared to WhatsApp.