How to play voice messages

Web and Desktop
Voice messages received on WhatsApp are downloaded automatically.
On received voice messages you'll see:
  • A green microphone
    on voice messages you haven't played.
  • A blue microphone
    on voice messages you've already played.
Play a voice message
  1. Click Play
    to listen to voice messages you've sent or received.
  2. Listen to the message.
    • Through your computer’s speakers: Play the message through your computer’s speakers.
    • Through your headphones: Voice messages will play through your headphones when they’re connected.
  3. You can also click and drag the dot located on the waveform to the timestamp of the message you want to start playing from.
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