Voice Messaging with iOS

Voice messaging on iOS - it’s great!

Now that Siri shortcuts are here, I don’t seem to be as embarrassed by my own voice anymore! (For a public speaker, that’s a bizarre statement, I know). To that end, I’ve started using Voice Messaging on iOS a lot more. 

It’s not a new feature, it’s been around for a long time, however it’s one that I’ve never been keen on using. Thankfully, the popularity of voice assistants such as Alexa and the HomePod means people aren’t as conscious of using their voices to carry out certain tasks as they once were. 

Voice messaging in iOS is easy. 

1) Launch the Messages app

2) Either create a new conversation, or select an existing one if there is a thread open. 

3) Tap and hold on the microphone icon that is to the right of the text input field. 


4) If you are happy with the recording, then swipe up in the Send bubble (I don’t know if that’s the official term, but it will do for me). 

5) Not happy? Don’t swipe up in the Send bubble, simply swipe back across to the left and tap the screen. This exits the recording mode. Tap and hold the microphone button and re-record.