WhatsApp Starts Voice Messages for its 300 Million Active Users

iPhone-ptt-rec-press-thumb-320x480WhatsApp today announced that it is adding voice messaging feature for its 300 million active users.

With this new feature, WhatsApp users will be able to send voice to their contacts from various platforms. WhatsApp said that its voice message feature is instantly available on all platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Nokia.

WhatsApp said that sending a voice message is easy and all voice messages are downloaded automatically on receiver’s smartphone. Users can then play this message by just clicking the play button.

Just to mention, WhatsApp now has more than 300 million active users who send 11 billion messages and receive 20 billion messages per day (counted separately because some messages are sent to more than one recipient). Moreover, WhatsApp users share 325 million photos per day.

It maybe recalled that many Chat apps already offer Voice messaging feature. WhatsApp, however, believes that it has tried to making voice messaging simpler and easier with a single tap instead of multiple taps in other chat apps.

Moreover, WhatsApp also contends to have support for more platforms than all other chatting apps, and that’s where WhatsApp wins despite simpler and boring GUI.


  • Its not a new features. They just changed how it works. Voice messages have been part of WhatsApp for a very very long time.

  • It’s annoying for me. I accidentally press voice button as it has replaced the send button for empty text field.

    • They specialize in text messaging and they are the best [as far as market share]. There are tons of voice chat apps, tango, skype,viber. But none can match the cross-platform compatibility Whatsapp have for text messaging.

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