How to send voice messages

Web and Desktop
WhatsApp voice messaging allows you to instantly communicate with contacts and groups. You can use it to deliver important and time-sensitive information. All voice messages are downloaded automatically.
Send a voice message
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Click the microphone
    and start speaking.
  3. Once finished, click the check mark
    • While recording a voice message, you can click the X icon to cancel it.
    • While recording, you can also click the red pause button
      to pause recording or preview a draft of your message. Click the red mic icon
      to continue recording within the same voice message.
On sent voice messages you'll see:
  • A gray microphone
    for voice messages that haven’t been played by all recipients (but might have been played by some).
  • A blue microphone
    for voice messages that all recipients have played.
Note: If the beginning of your message isn't recorded, you may need to wait a second before speaking.
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