WhatsApp has rolled out a new, life-saving feature that allows users to speed up voice notes.
If you’re a regular victim of the detested minutes-long voice note, this feature will prove especially helpful.
Introduced in the latest WhatsApp update (version 2.21.100), the new feature allows playing voice notes at 1.5x or 2x the normal speed by tapping a button that appears next to the message.
Tapping once sets the speed to 1.5x, and a second tap brings it up to 2x, cutting that one friend’s daily WhatsApp monologue down to a more digestible message.
The useful feature has generated some positive feedback for the app, which recently faced a massive wave of backlash and criticism after presenting its users with an ultimatum that many viewed as an invasion of their privacy.