If you’re a regular user of Facebook Messenger, then it should be apparent that it comes packed with several cool features. Folks have the option to send money, pictures, GIFs, and files, but for a long time, sending audio through Messenger was tedious.
How to record audio in Facebook Messenger
In order to send audio, users had to record in a different app, then upload it through Facebook Messenger. However, this is not the ideal way of doing things in the modern world, so we’re happy the developers finally decided to make some changes.
As it stands right now, it is possible to record audio directly from the Messenger app, then send it off to whoever. Were not sure how it took Facebook so long to implement this feature, but hey, its here now so no need to complain anymore.
Before we go forward, just bear in mind that we will be talking about the desktop version of Facebook Messenger that is found in the web browser. We will discuss the app in the Microsoft Store.
- Record audio in a web browser via Facebook Messenger
- Send a pre-recorded message via Facebook Messenger
- Should you record audio using Facebook Messenger?
Let us discuss this in more detail for your understanding.
1] Record audio in a web browser via Facebook Messenger
The first thing users must do is open Facebook, then navigate to the Messenger section. From there, locate the other party, then click on the blue plus icon at the bottom of the page. Doing this should now reveal additional options.
From this section, the user will have the option to record and send audio, send pictures, GIFs, or launch a game.
Now, you will want to select the microphone icon, then hit the red button that says Record when you’re ready to record a message.
When you want to cancel or finish recording your content, please click on the same red button.
2] Send a pre-recorded message via Facebook Messenger
OK, so as we’ve seen from the above, we talked about how to record audio messages from Facebook Messenger in the web browser, but this option is different. The discussion this time around is all about sending audio messages that were already recorded and saved on your computer, but not by Messenger.
To send the pre-recorded audio message, click on the blue plus icon once more, then select Files. You will now want to seek out the audio file and add it to Messenger. Finally, hit the Enter button to upload it to the person on the other end.
3] Should you record audio using Facebook Messenger?
Facebook is the top social network on the planet, but that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect experience. You see, the platform is known for its privacy issues, and this became apparent where audio is concerned back in 2019.
The company came out and confirmed that a team of contractors was transcribing audio messages without the knowledge of the user. The basic idea is to have an algorithm check the audio for anything out of the ordinary. Now, this isn’t the same as a human listening to your audio, but at the same time, we cannot say for certain if Facebook has taken part in such practices before.
In truth, we would recommend using other platforms to send audio messages and files, but if you have little options, then take advantage of what Facebook Messenger has to offer.