Back in the day before instant messenger apps were around and before SMS became popular, the only way you could reach someone is either you call them or leave a voice message if they did not come to the phone. These days it’s a lot more efficient to just leave a regular text message which the other person can respond to at their own leisure.

Now for those who do appreciate voice messages and think that for whatever reason it might be better, you’ll be pleased to learn that LinkedIn is now supporting the ability to leave voice messages. “Whether you’re responding while walking or multitasking, or need to give an in-depth explanation, voice messages let you more easily and quickly communicate in your own voice with your connections.”

According to LinkedIn, the benefits of using voice messages is that it’s faster than typing. They claim that people speak about four times faster than they type, which means that if you have a particularly long message, using voice messages might be more efficient. They also claim that it allows users to better express themselves, which is admittedly true.

Sometimes some messages might be misinterpreted as text messages don’t convey the tone of your voice, which is what voice messages can do. Using the feature is pretty straightforward and all users need to do is get their hands on the latest version of the app and they’ll be good to go.

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