How to Cut Voicemails and Read Them Without a Read Receipt

Updated on 02/05/2022 at 16:16

  • Additional software is required to edit voice messages.
  • Audio files can be listened to without triggering WhatsApp’s two blue ticks.
  • Here you can find out how cutting memos works and how to bypass read receipt.

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A voice message is too long and you want to reduce it to the essentials? Or delete sensitive personal information when forwarding a message? The handy feature of being able to edit voicemail messages is not built into most messaging apps. It always works with these tricks.

These applications will allow you to go further

Since the function of editing voice messages is not (yet) integrated directly into messaging applications, users cannot avoid external software. Applications like “Cut Music & Ringtones” or “Audio Recorder and Editor” help to record and edit the audio files.

“Cut music and ringtones” works very simply: just share and open WhatsApp voice message with editing app using “Share” function. The typical sound waves of the audio file appear in the application, you can set the markers of the “new” audio file by pointing your finger. A player to check the extract is integrated. Then choose a file name, click “convert” – done. The audio file is stored on the smartphone and ready to be shared via the appropriate messenger.

Save, cut, share

“Audio Recorder and Editor” works like this: the application records the voice message using the recording function, so users have to play it in full. The application creates a new file in a list of recordings, the sound waves of which can also be set using start and stop markers. Then just hit the save button, choose a file name and that’s it. The share function is hidden behind the three dots next to the new audio file.

If you also want to prevent the sender of a voice message from knowing whether it has been heard or not, you have two options: On the one hand, the read confirmation can be deactivated in the settings of WhatsApp, which means that you no longer receive a read receipt yourself – for all messages.

The other option is only available on Android devices: the voicemail can be shared and saved with the device’s file manager before being listened to. Files with the “.opus” extension can then be played with applications such as the “VLC Player” outside of WhatsApp.
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