Over the past few weeks, Pin-Up casino has introduced and partially implemented a number of improvements for voice messaging. All innovations at a glance.
Voice messaging has polarised people since Pin-Up casino introduced it in 2013: some users like the ability to simply record short messages instead of painstakingly typing them in – others hate the message format, which takes longer for the recipient than a typed message. Which is also a quick review.
Over the past few weeks, Pin-Up casino has gradually made a number of improvements to voice messaging and reintroduced it collectively on the company’s blog. The vast majority of users have probably already gotten to the new features, even if they haven’t noticed them yet.
A brief overview of the new features
In fact, some features should be of particular interest to those annoyed by voice messages, as they make it easier to listen to messages and offer creators the opportunity to make their messages as concise as possible.
- Play outside chat : if you receive a voice message that is taking a long time, you can now exit the chat while listening and switch to another interlocutor and continue reading there at the same time. The current voice message is displayed as a small information bar at the top of the screen, and you can pause or close it at any time. Incidentally, playback continues even if you open another application. However, to end the playback prematurely, you need to return to the app.
- Pause and resume recording: anyone recording a longer voice message can pause the recording between them and then resume it later. However, this only works if you not only hold down the microphone symbol during recording, but also push it upwards. You can then interrupt the recording and continue with the pause symbol. You can also listen to the message before sending it and delete it instead of sending it.
- Waveform visualisation: the recording is displayed as a waveform, so if there is silence in the recording for a long period of time, you can immediately see it and skip to the part where louder noises appear to have been recorded again.
- Playback from where you last listened: anyone who is disturbed while listening to longer messages and must in the meantime exit the app can continue listening directly from where you last stopped playback.
- Faster message playback: if the person you are talking to does not get to the heart of the voice message or speaks very slowly, playback can be accelerated 1.5 or twice as fast. All you have to do is press “1x” at the end of the voice message during playback. This now works with both your and forwarded voice messages.
The new features could indeed make voice messages shorter and less annoying for recipients. By now, the features should be publicly available. As it makes some features available gradually, it may take some time in individual cases.
If you do not have any of the features, you should check whether the current version is installed on your smartphone.