Send Voice Messages using iMessage in iOS 8 on iPhone [How-to]

Did you ever try to send voice messages from your iPhone or iPad using the iOS messaging app? Well, most of you might not be aware of this new feature introduced by Apple in its messaging app. The one who has messaging app and has a support of iMessages will be able to send voice messages using the audio message option in your iOS devices.

The ones using this app on their iPhone or iPad can now send free voice messages from iPhone to iPad or iPhone to iPhone for free. Sending free messages is only possible when you use the app on Wi-Fi, but when you use it through your data, charges may be applicable. Many few have explored this new way of sending voice messages, and I am going to explain in detail to the iGeeksBlog readers today.

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How to Send Voice Messages Using Audio Messages in iOS 8 on iPhoneHow to Send Voice Messages using iMessage in iOS 8 on iPhone

Step #1. The first step is to launch the Messages app on your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) and open the new iMessage thread.

Step #2. Once you open the iMessage, you will find the audio recording option right at the bottom (right side) of your screen, just click on it and record your voice message that you want to send.

Tap Mic Icon in iOS 8 on iPhone

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Note: You have to hold the audio recording icon when you record the voice message.

Step #3. When the audio recording is completed, you will now see three options on your screen; Send, Play and Cancel.

Step #4. Now if you want to send the message, you have to click on (upper arrow) to send it to the desired person using the iOS device for free. And if you want to hear the voice message before sending, click on play button.

Step #5. And if at all you feel that, you haven’t recorded what you wanted to and just looking forward to canceling the voice message, just click on the X button.

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Step #6. Once the message is sent successfully, the receiver has to just click on play button so that he/she can hear the message received. Similarly, if you receive the message through iMessages, you have to follow the same procedure.

This is how you can send a voice message by using audio message option on your iOS device.

Quick Takeaways:

  • As said before, you have to hold the audio recording icon to send the message without any errors. And if you release the icon while recording, you will not be able to record the message completely.
  • When you send a message, it might be auto-deleted after some time from your iOS device. To avoid such problem, you have to change the settings to stop the auto-deletion of the voice message.
  • The receiver must be using iMessage on his/her iOS device. Be it an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, if the iMessage is not present in their devices, you can’t send them voice messages.

So this is all about sending voice messages through audio messages option in iOS devices. I hope you loved reading it and will now find it easier to operate iMessages without any troubles.

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Harshil Patel
Harshil is curious to know about the latest trends and technologies. He is passionate about writing the tech news and he writes for several other tech blogs too.
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