When you have a lot to say and don’t want to spend an eternity typing, you send a voice message. Or, maybe you’re out and about and can’t stop to create a text message. But, what if you receive a voice message you want someone to hear, but you don’t want them to hear the end of it?
The good news is that you can cut the audio, so the receiver only hears that part you want them to hear. To do this, you’ll need the help of a third-party app since WhatsApp doesn’t allow its user to do this. The app you’ll need is free, so if it’s not what you’re looking for, you don’t have to deal with the refund process.
How to Edit Any WhatsApp Audio Message
To edit audio in WhatsApp, you’re going to need an app called Audio Cutter and Ringtone Maker. Once you have the app installed, it’s time to look through your WhatsApp audio and choose one to edit. When you open the app, choose the Select audio files option. It’s the first one on the list.
After that, you should see a list of all your audios, including your WhatsApp audios. Before you go ahead and cut it, you’ll find various options of what you can do with the audio if you tap on the dropdown menu. For example, you can:
- Set as default ringtone
- Assign ringtone to contact
- Assign ringtone to all contacts
- Set as default notification
- Only set as ringtone
- Set as notification
- Only set as alarm
If you’re not interested in any of these options and only want to edit the WhatsApp audio, tap on the scissor icon to continue. On the next page, you’ll see two pill-shaped icons with arrows pointing to each side. The top needs to be set where you want the audio to begin, and the bottom one where you want the audio to end.
If you’re playing the audio when you move these options, you’ll need to stop and audio and play it again to hear the part of the audio you’re going to keep. You may want to start or end the audio at a specific time. For example, you may want to start the audio at 2.23 and end it at 10.45. As you can see in the image above, it’s easy to set it since the start and end times are clearly labeled. Make sure to think of a good name since you’ll have to name your file at the end.
If you don’t see the start or end times of the audio, simply swipe to the right or left to see more. As long as you’re there, you can also mix another audio to the one you’re editing. Tap on the copy symbol that looks like two squares slightly touching and choose the other audio. Once you’re back to where you were, the audio will play the mix you just created. If the audio is too small, there’s an option to adjust the volume as well.
Thanks to this audio cutter, you can send that audio without the other person hearing the part that wasn’t meant for them. Besides editing any WhatsApp audio, you can also mix two completely different audios together. Do you think you’ll be using this app often? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to share the article on social media so others can benefit as well.