How to send a voice message on Snapchat to your friends

Lucy Nicholson/ReutersYou can send a voice message on Snapchat in a conversation with a friend.
  • To send a voice message on Snapchat, you need to use the app’s microphone feature.
  • You must select the friend you want to send a voice message to before you can record your message.
  • You can cancel a Snapchat voice message before it sends by swiping left during the recording.
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Snapchat is a social camera app for iOS and Android with a vast toolbox of fun and creative features. Snap is arguably most known for its photo and video capabilities, including live video chatting, Bitmoji avatars, photo filters, and AR-based lenses, but users also frequently use its messaging feature for texting.

If that isn’t enough, you can also send voice messages to your friends through Snapchat. It’s easily one of the app’s more overlooked features, and though it isn’t the most intuitive, sending a voice message isn’t complicated.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to send a voice message on Snapchat

1. Open your Snapchat app and swipe your finger from the left to the right side of the screen.

2. Select the friend you want to send your voice message to.

How to send voice message on Snapchat 2Chrissy Montelli/Business InsiderSelect a friend.

3. Tap and hold the microphone icon in the “Send a chat” bar.

How to send a voice message on Snapchat 3Chrissy Montelli/Business InsiderThe microphone will turn green to let you know it started recording.

4. Keeping your friend pressed down, begin your voice message. Yellow lines will appear on your screen as you speak.

How to send voice message on Snapchat 4Chrissy Montelli/Business InsiderThe audio waves will move as you record your voice message.

5. When you are finished recording, remove your finger from the microphone icon. The voice message will send automatically, and the lines that were yellow will change colour.

How to send voice message on Snapchat 5Chrissy Montelli/Business InsiderYour voice recording will now move to your chat history.

6. If you decide while recording that you don’t want to send the voice message, swipe your finger left to cancel it.

How to send voice message on Snapchat 6Abbey White/Business InsiderA trashcan icon will appear as you slide your finger to delete the Snapchat voice message.
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