You are in a meeting or in a situation where you are supposed to concentrate and suddenly a dear friend sends an audio file on WhatsApp. Our smartphone reflexes force us to tap the audio file and something too personal starts playing aloud on the phone speakers. And then all eyes in the room are on you. |
Many of us may have faced this embarrassment. However, not many know that Whatsapp has a feature to prevent this from happening. And there is simply no name for this feature and you also do not need to update your WhatsApp for it.Note that this trick works only for audio files and not for videos.
The next time you receive an audio file on WhatsApp, instead of grabbing your earphones, just take your phone and put it on any of your ears after hitting the play button, as if you are on a call. The moment you lift the phone after hitting the play button on the WhatsApp audio file and place the device on your ears, the audio file will play through the earpiece of your smartphone and not the speakers.
This means you can actually use WhatsApp audio files as a fun ‘walkie-talkie’ feature with which you can communicate using short voice clips instead of typing or calling the recipient. All this without compromising privacy when you don’t have earphones around. This feature has been there on WhatsApp for quite some time now but very few users seem to know about it.
Recently, WhatsApp had rolled out a feature to make communication through audio files easier. Now you don’t have to hold on the mic button to record the complete message. You just need to tap on the recording button and drag it upwards. Once done, you will notice a lock icon on the screen and the recording going on. Once you are done with the recording you can push the send button and voice messages will be delivered.
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