You need to have Android 6.0 or newer and Google Assistant enabled on your device
Android feature, voice message instead of typing is very useful feature in smartphones in term of saving your precious time.
Now, Android developer has discovered that you can send voice messages from messaging application like WhatsApp without even launching its App.
In order to use the feature, you need to have Google Assistant enabled on your device running Android 6.0 and above.
To do this, open Google app, tap on the hamburger menu on the top left, followed by Settings, and then tapping on Voice. In this menu, tap on “Ok Google detection” and set up the assistant.
Once you pressed “Ok Google detection”, from your phone’s idle mode, you simply say ‘Ok Google, send a voice message to follow by the name of the contact you want to ping.
If I want to send a voice message to your friend X, you need to simply say, “Ok Google, send a voice message to X from friend list”.
It will start the voice recording app, and you can record clips up to 30 minutes. Once you are done speaking, Google Assistant will ask if you want to listen to the playback, delete and record again or send it.
Simply say ‘send’, and it will send the voice message to the recipient right away. The feature works when sending a voice message to individual contacts, but you cannot send it to WhatsApp groups yet.
Feature also allows you to edit and cancel everything before sending, so you can change the recipient or delete and record another message. Since this is Assistant, you can assign shortcuts to this so you don’t have to say those exact words.
WhatsApp is also testing the ‘Unsend’ message feature for iOS and Android, which will let you recall those unwanted messages you accidentally sent. The company also recently rolled out picture-in-picture video calling feature for all, along with colorful text updates.