WhatsApp voice message feature is great and it comes handy when user cannot type a message (for ex: while driving) and send a voice message within the conversation. Sometimes this feature is proved messy because many users, including myself accidentally send voice message to individual or in a group without any confirmation. Well, you cannot remove the recording button but we can workaround for the efficient solution.
If you are not using WhatsApp’s voice message feature quite frequently then you can disable the permission for WhatsApp to access your microphone. Here is how you can disable permission for microphone.
Disabling accidental Voice message recording in iPhone
- Navigate to Settings App
- Tap Privacy
- Tap Microphone. The next screen will pop-up with number of applications that have access to microphone
- Find WhatsApp in the list and toggle (OFF)
Well, on Android also you can disable accidental voice messaging. As Android phones have variable settings, I have not included screenshots here. But to achieve this you can navigate to Settings and search for Application Manager or in some phones there is Permissions option in Settings itself. Search for the WhatsApp in the list and tap. In the next screen find Record Audio permission and select Deny.
Now, whenever you will accidentally tap the Voice button in WhatsApp, it will pop up permission message to re-enable it instead of directly record and send the message. By toggling this permission you cannot use the features related to the Microphone. You can re-enable it when required.
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