Hugh: Sending Voice Messages Instead of Calling or Texting is More Popular Than Ever – Do You Use Them?
Written by Hugh Campbell on April 18, 2023
Voice messages, also known as “voice texts,” “voice notes,” or “audio messages,” are a feature in messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp that allow users to send short recorded messages. They offer an alternative to texting and calling, and are becoming more popular as people become accustomed to audio mediums like podcasts and Clubhouse.
According to NPR, in a recent YouGov survey conducted by Vox, 62% of Americans say they’ve sent a voice message, and about 30% communicate by voice message weekly, daily or multiple times a day. And 43% of 18- to 29-year-olds who responded to the survey said they use the feature at least weekly.
WhatsApp revealed last year that an average 7 billion voice messages were sent daily on the app.