Google Chat is finally getting voice messages

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The majority of messaging apps allow their users to send voice messages. However, one player in the game was missing this functionality. It seemed very odd that Google Chat didn’t allow you to send voice messages, but that is about to change, according to a new report from Google.

Not to be confused with Google Messages, Google Chat is Google’s internet-based chat service for people with Google accounts. It’s the equivalent of WhatsApp or Telegram. You’re able to message others through their Google accounts. It’s not as popular as WhatsApp, Telegram, or Facebook Messenger, but it does come with some nice features. If you’re interested in trying out Google Chat, you can simply go to the Google Chat website or download the official app.

Voice messages are finally coming to Google Chat

This is a feature that we’ve heard about a while back. So, we are finally getting our first glimpse of this functionality. Obviously, sending voice messages allows you to record short clips of audio and send them as messages to recipients and groups. It saves a bunch of time when you have to jot down a long message, but your hands are full.

Once you get this feature, you will see a little microphone icon next to the text bar in a conversation. When you tap on it, the app will begin immediately recording audio. You’ll simply have to say what you want to say, tap on the Stop button, and tap on the Send button to send into chat. You can also listen back to your audio clip by tapping the play/pause button right next to the recording waveform.

Google Chat voice Messages is currently rolling out to users, so most people should be seeing this feature within the next couple of weeks.

However, there is some disappointing news. This feature will only be available to Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Essentials Plus, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus workspace users. These are all paid plans, so free users will be out of luck.

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