Think of all the times you thought Facebook needed a feature that lets people leave voice messages to their friends. Read on to know how it’s just become possible.
Voice messaging feature comes to social networks, thanks to the new plug-in called uWhisp that can be installed in your browser. This is the result of the genius of four graduates from UPC Barcelona School of Informatics, Luri Aranda, Joan Casas, Miquel Las Heras and Miquel Puig.
Once installed, it will be directly displayed on your Facebook and Twitter page. The app shows up as a widget on their browser. Each time a message is recorded, it is stored in the form of a local audio file.
After recording a message, you can listen to it using the application’s player function. Once you approve it, it is stored on the uWhisp servers, and you can post it to your friend.
Though Facebook seems to be the focus of uWhisp, the plug-in can be used to send voice messages via any website that accepts written text.
The developers say what is actually published is a link that the plug-in turns into a voice player. If the message recipient does not have the appropriate extension, the link leads to the uWhisp website, where the message can be heard.