WhatsApp launches a brand new new feature
Since 2013, the multiplatform mobile application WhatsApp offers its users to record voice messages which can then be sent to the contact of their choice. A faster, and sometimes more effective, way to communicate than writing down your thoughts.
However, according to the WABetaInfo website, the application is developing a feature that will allow the person who receives one of these “personalized podcasts” to speed up the reading speed of the message. Thus, the exchange of information will be even more efficient, since it will be possible to listen to the content of the podcast in a shorter time and in an intelligible way, thus avoiding the inconvenience of possible “blanks” or hesitations of the speaker. interlocutor.
WhatsApp is currently reportedly working for Android and iOS operating systems on three different versions of this new feature. It will thus be possible to modify the reading speed of a message in three ways, in particular by speeding it up by a factor of 1.5 and a factor of 2.
The option is expected to be available to the general public during 2021.
Note that the messaging service is also working on a WhatsApp Web Beta version, which should make it possible to use WhatsApp on the computer, without necessarily needing to have your mobile phone connected to the Internet.
WhatsApp has been owned by Facebook since February 2014, which acquired the app for around $ 22 billion at the time, including $ 17 billion in Facebook shares.