WhatsApp launches voice messages as it crosses 300 million users

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WhatsApp has launched voice messages service as it has crossed the 300 million users. The app can be used across all platforms which will give the users the feasibility to send their recorded messages to the contacts of their choices.
The introduction of the new service has coincided with the day when the monthly active users touched a handsome 300 million users. And actually it wasn’t that the active users just touched that landmark, but in fact surpassed it.
According to WhatsApp’s blog post, the voice message service was released on all the platforms at the same time. The post further added that they have taken a lot of efforts to make sure that the Android and iPhone devices work fine with the new features.
The post further read that efforts have been put in to make available the same experience to the users of Nokia, Windows Phone as well as BlackBerry. It will be a voice messaging service that will be quite powerful.
So what are the changes and how will they work?
The users who use Android, Windows Phone 8 devices and iPhone will now be able to see an icon of a mic next to the text box where there is the space of keying the messages. Pressing and holding the icon will record the message.
Once the icon is released, the message will be automatically sent to the desired receiver. In case you need to cancel the recording mid way through, sliding the hand across the mic icon will cancel the entire process.
The BlackBerry users, who still use the older handsets that come with keyboard, should press the spacebar. The Nokia Symbian users should use the center button. Just hold it and the recording will start.
So, that’s fairly simple, isn’t it?

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