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WhatsApp now supports faster voicemail playback on Android, iOS, and the web

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WhatsApp has also rolled out the Refugee Nation Flag in the beta version of its Android and iOS apps.
WhatsApp started rolling out playback speeds to users of its Android beta app earlier this month. Now, word is that the company has started rolling out this feature onto its main app as well.

We at HT Tech tested this feature on WhatsApp’s iOS-based app and it worked just fine. You can not only change the playback speed of a voice message that you have received but you can also hear the voice message that you shared at variable speeds.

WABetaInfo reports that the Facebook-owned messaging app has started rolling out the option to play voice messages at variable speeds to its mobile apps. Users can listen to voice messages at three different speeds, which include normal speed, 1.5x speed, and 2x speed. To use this feature, all users need to do is download the latest version of the app on their smartphones.

Apart from rolling out this feature to its mobile apps, the messaging app has also rolled out this feature to its web-based platform, WhatsApp Web. Like its mobile app, WhatsApp Web users get speed options — normal, 1.5x and 2x — to pick from. It is available on WhatsApp Web/Desktop version 2.2119.6.

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Apart from this, WhatsApp has also rolled out the Refugee Nation Flag in the beta version of its Android and iOS apps. The flag aims to bring together the world to support refugees. That said, this update is available on WhatsApp beta for iOS version 2.21.110.10 and WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.21.11.10 only.

Traditionally, data dumps like these are usually exchanged over the dark web. Moving these exchanges to Telegram has its advantages including “protecting the privacy of its members”.

It looks like Telegram is becoming the new alternative to the Dark Web with criminals using this messaging platform to share illegally obtained private data without a fear reprisal.
Cybercriminals have a new alternative to the dark web – Telegram. An investigation by cybersecurity researchers into the messaging platform has revealed that private data of millions of people are being shared openly on groups and channels that have thousands of members. Researchers from vpnMentor found that cybercriminals are using Telegram to “share and discuss” massive data leaks that can expose “millions of people to unprecedented levels of online fraud, hacking, and attack”.

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