WhatsApp now automatically saves unfinished voice recordings
WhatsApp has rolled out a new 'saved voice messages' feature that automatically saves voice recordings in case something suddenly comes up on your phone's screen while recording an audio. Earlier in such a scenario, voice clips would be discarded by default and users had to record them again. The feature is available on WhatsApp beta 2.18.123 for Android users registered with Google Play Beta.
Unforeseen things like receiving a call or your phone's battery running low can force you to suddenly exit WhatsApp's chat window while recording a voice message. WhatsApp has your back in such cases. Just go back to the chat and you'll find your voice clip intact. You can listen to what's been saved before you got interrupted and then either send or delete it.
However, you won't be able to resume recording a voice message. If you're not happy with the voice clip that has been saved and choose to discard it, you will have to record a new message. Interestingly, the feature also serves as a hack if you just want to listen to your voice clip before sending it. The feature is already live on iOS.
Earlier, WhatsApp beta-launched a feature that let users lock the voice recording button. It improved on the fact that users had to keep the microphone button pressed until they were finished recording a voice note. Now, they can lock it and record voice notes hands-free.