How to Send Voice Messages using iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Sometimes, it’s more convenient to record an audio message than type out text using the software keyboard. Times when I’m resting on the couch or too busy dealing with projects, I find it a bit comfortable to speak out the message and hit the send button.

Sending voice messages using iMessage from an iOS device is pretty straightforward. However, if you are new Apple ecosystem and aren’t aware of how this useful feature works, let me help you get started!

How to Record and Send Audio Messages via iMessage on iOS Device

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.

Open Message app on iPhone

Step #2. Now, select the conversation thread.

Step #3. Next, touch and hold the tiny microphone icon and then speak out the message.

Once you have recorded the message, hit the arrow button to send it.

Record and Send Voice Messages Using iMessage on iPhone

One thing worth noting is that the audio message disappears after the recipient has listened to it. If you want to save it, simply touch and hold the audio message and choose Save.
Save Audio Message on iPhone
You can access all of your sent/received voice messages by tapping on the profile name at the top → tap on info button → select Attachments. Now, you should see your audio clips.
View all the Recorded Voice Message on iPhone
If you want to listen to it, simply tap on it and then hit the play button.
To share an audio message, tap on it and then hit Share button. After that, select the medium through which you wish to share the clip. Besides, you can also save it to the Files app.
Share Audio iMessage from iPhone

That’s pretty much it! Now that you know how to use this neat feature, do take advantage of it to communicate comfortably.

Wrapping Up…

As we are talking about iMessaging, I would recommend you make the best use of dictation (Settings → General → Keyboard → Enable Dictation). It will help you easily enter text using your voice. Just hit the microphone icon in the keyboard  → speak the message and send it.

Turn ON Dictation on iPhone

Use Dictation to Type Text Message on iPhone

Even though there are many popular messaging apps, Apple’s iMessage remains the favorite for those who prefer more security and privacy. Moreover, the likes of Animoji, Memoji, and Apple Pay Cash have made it feature rich.

You’d want to have a glance at the following articles:

What’s the one new feature you want to add to iMessage? Let us know its name on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram as well as download our iOS app to quickly access our latest posts.