one more function that inherits from Telegram

WhatsApp is testing the function that would allow users to listen to audios at different speeds, according to leaked WABetaInfo on his Twitter. In addition, he has advanced that "This feature is in development and will be available in a future update for iOS and Android”. You have not yet shared screenshots of what this feature will look like within the WhatsApp app.

This means that a user can choose whether you want to listen to an audio in real speed in which the sender has sent it (the only option that the messaging app offers now) or choose if you want it to be slower or faster (it is not yet confirmed if it will offer both options or just one).

A list of functions that WhatsApp has copied to Telegram


If you look at the Twitter post where this information has been shared, you will see that there is a comment that is repeated: WhatsApp is imitating its rival Telegram, which already has this function for a long time. This is not the first time that the Facebook-owned App has imitated the competitor's tool. These are other functions that WhatsApp has inherited from Telegram:

  • Calls and video calls in the version for Windows 10. In January, WhatsApp announced that it began to make available to some users of its desktop app for Windows 10 (downloadable on its official website or from the Microsoft Store) a beta version of the audio and video calls that we have been taking for a long time. using in mobile version. Telegram Desktop, not only for Windows, but also for Linux and MacOS, already started allowing voice calls in 2017.

  • Self-destruct images. A beta that came to light at the end of 2020 of WhatsApp showed the company was working on a function that allows to send content that self-destructs after a certain time. That function already had Telegram before that moment. Also, unlike Telegram, WhatsApp did not allow us to set the amount of time we want an image to be visible.

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  • Number of people allowed in a chat. If we go back to 2016, Telegram announced that it was expanding the quota for its group chats to 1,000 people (of the 200 users at most previously). Shortly after this, WhatsApp also increased its possibilities to 256 users per chat.

  • Invite users to a group chat with a link. You also have to go back to 2016 for another example where WhatsApp mimicked Telegram. It is the possibility of inviting other users to join a group through a web link, in a similar way to how it could already be done in Telegram.

  • Send GIFs. In 2014 Telegram incorporated support for this kind of files. WhatsApp waited two years to bring its GIFs to its messaging platform. Also the Facebook tool was slow allowing stickers, compared to its rival.

  • Play video content without leaving the platform. In 2019 WhatsApp received an update in its web version to allow users to reproduce content from Facebook, YouTube or Instagram within the app without leaving the site (incorporation of PiP or Picture in Picture support). Telegram already offered this possibility long before.

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  • Adapt the platform to the Web. The idea of ​​creating a multiplatform service also has its precedents in Telegram, a pioneer when it comes to creating its Telegram Desktop desktop client. A tool that came out at the end of September 2014 and an option that WhatsApp did not offer until May 2016.

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