At first something we saw strange, that of sending a voice note on WhatsApp seemed absurd to us, since writing a message was faster and easier. But no, over time we have seen that it was not, and also that the usefulness of this function is enormous, since it avoids us having to write both hands if we are busy, we go down the street or we can not.
Voice memos, a very light audio file that is quickly recorded and sent immediately, is one of the main features of WhatsApp, but did you know that everything you send and receive is stored on your smartphone?
Find the WhatsApp notes folder on your mobile
All the multimedia material you send and receive via WhatsApp is available in the app chat because it is stored in the phone memory , either in internal storage or on a microSD card – if it has a slot and you have one inserted. If you are looking for a particular voice note, you can search for it in that folder and save it, send it by email, services like WeTransfer, also use it as a melody, etc.
To locate it:
- Find and open Android File Explorer. You can choose to go up Settings> Storage> Internal Storage (if it doesn’t show, click the icon at the top left of Storage Settings) > Explore and with that you will see the folders saved internally.
- Another option is to search through the cellphone icons if you have a folder called Utilities and / or an icon called My Files which acts as a direct access to the save space
- Once in the internal memory of the mobile, scroll down looking for the general WhatsApp folder
- Enter and you will see several. You are interested in what he says Average
- Inside you will see a large number of folders, each dedicated to a specific multimedia content of the app, be it wallpapers, animated GIFs, etc. Scroll down until you find a WhatsApp Voice Notes call.
- Again sorted by folders, you have all the voice notes that you have sent and received via WhatsApp – if you have been doing it for years with the same mobile, you will have a good number of folders. Some will be in older codecs like. AAC and the newest in .OPUS.
It doesn’t work if you have deleted the audio from WhatsApp
An important note: in case you have deleted a WhatsApp voice note and are looking for how to recover it, looking for it in its original folder will not be valid if you have provided Delete Mobile Multimedia. In other words: if you deleted it directly from the WhatsApp chat, because that order from the app causes the note to be deleted from the terminal memory.