How to download WhatsApp voice notes

How to download WhatsApp voice notes

Even though we use it every day, there are some WhatsApp features that we are not always aware of. Without a doubt, one of them is the ability to download WhatsApp voice notes

Did you know that this is not only feasible but also extremely simple? Probably not, and yet it is.

The procedure to be put into practice changes according to the device and operating system you are using.

But in all cases, it is easy and fast, as well as very useful. If you’re ready, let’s get started.

How do I save voice notes from WhatsApp?

  • Why download them
  • How to do
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • PC
  • Listen to them without being seen

Why download them

How to download WhatsApp voice notes

Extracting audio from a WhatsApp chat to store it on your phone and/or transfer it to your computer could be for you

If you want to delete a conversation without losing the audio or if, for some reason, you need to sort these files,

In order to be able to recover them at any time, perhaps for legal, study, or work reasons.

How to do

Below you will find the steps to save WhatsApp voice notes locally, divided according to the device used.

From Android

On Android, WhatsApp voice notes are automatically saved by application default. 

Incredible, right? The only problem is that, more often than not, you don’t know where the audio is saved, and so you feel like you’ve lost it. 

So, all you have to do is locate the archived files and, if you care, copy them to another location (otherwise you will lose them

If and when you delete the related conversation on the messaging app).

First of all, download a file manager, such as Google File or ES File Explorer, or some apps to manage the archive that you can find on the Play Store.

After that, follow these steps:

  1. Open the app you downloaded;
  2. Open the folder called ” Local ” or ” Internal memory ” (the name changes from application to application, but it is easy to locate);
  3. Select ” WhatsApp “, then ” Media ” and finally ” WhatsApp Voice Notes “, where all the voice notes you have sent and received are collected (and which you can play by simply tapping the play button);
  4. At this point, export the files you want (or the entire folder) to your PC or Mac; alternatively, you can upload the files to a cloud service like Google Drive.

From iPhone

If you use an iPhone , the path to follow to download WhatsApp voice notes is different. 

In fact, the smartphone with the apple does not automatically save the audio, so it will be up to you to identify the ones that interest you and then archive them.

To do this, you don’t need to download any applications, because you can use File, Apple’s file manager, which comes pre-installed on all devices with an iOS operating system. 

Make sure you haven’t deleted it (in this case, go to the Apple Store and download it again), then do the following:

  1. Open WhatsApp and search for the chat where the voice notes you are interested in are located;
  2. Make tap on the name of the contact or group, whether it is a group chat;
  3. Scroll until you find the item ” Export chat “, then select it and also check the ” Attach media ” option ;
  4. After a few seconds, when the procedure is completed, presses on ” Save to File “, specify the exact position in which you want to save the conversation and finally give the ok with ” Add “;
  5. Now you can exit WhatsApp and open File instead ;
  6. Go to the previously chosen location;
  7. There, you will find a ZIP file that you can open by tapping on it;
  8. Scroll through the various audio files contained in it and choose the one you are interested in (to be sure, you can play them first);
  9. Select the sharing button (the rectangle with the arrow pointing upwards) and decide where to permanently store the voice note, whether on iCloud, Google Drive or other similar services, or directly on the iPhone (in the latter case, however, the option to select is ” Save to File “).

From PC or Mac

If you use your computer, archiving a WhatsApp voice note is even easier. 

Through WhatsApp Web or Desktop, you can use the ” Download ” option , which appears by clicking on the arrow pointing down , located on the voice note bubble .

You will be prompted to select the path for saving the audio. After that, the audio file will be downloaded in OGG format. 

You will be able to play it using an audio player compatible with this type of file.

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Listen to them without being seen

Whether you use an Android smartphone, an iPhone, or a PC, downloading WhatsApp voice notes sent by others is an excellent solution to listen to them without being discovered

In fact, even if you deactivated the confirmation of readings, you would not be able to listen to audio without the microphone icon turning blue (only the two readings would turn off ).

Read Also : WhatsApp tricks and tips for Android and iPhone

So, in addition to disabling the read receipts, simply download WhatsApp voice notes (following the steps described above) and open / listen to it from the archive, i.e. outside the chat. This way, the messaging app system will fail to track you.

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