WhatsApp allows you to change the playback speed of voice memos since the beginning of this year. Messenger is now beta testing the same playback speed control for audio messages.
An audio message is a voice memo redirected by the user to another chat. During the transfer process, the ability to change the playback speed is lost, despite the fact that the recording remains the same. Now WhatsApp is testing a button that allows you to speed up the playback of audio messages by one and a half or two times.
It’s worth noting that Meta’s messenger is pretty slow when it comes to introducing new features. Therefore, it may take some time before the controls for the playback speed of audio notes appear in WhatsApp for iOS, and then in the Android version of the application.