[HOME]9:10 AM June 9, 2018

Send Sound Clips Through FaceBook Messenger

A woman called me because people where sending her recorded sound clips on FaceBook and she wanted to know how to do it. I had no idea. So I went on line, didn't find much. It seems to be a new feature and I was beginning to think that it was only available through the app on a smart phone.

So I went on FaceBook to click around. That's how you learn how to use it. :-) Here's what to do:

Sign into FaceBook and down along the left hand menu look for the Messenger app.


You'll be taken to the Messenger page. Then again on the left hand side of the page you'll notice Search Messenger, start typing the contact you trying to reach, click on it when it appears in the list.


Then down towards bottom center where you type your message look for an icon that looks like a microphone. Click on it. If you put your mouse over it up pops a message Send a voice clip.


At this point I should tell you, you need a Microphone of some kind hooked up to your computer. I have one only to discover mine doesn't work. If you have a built in web cam to your laptop that should work to.

Up pops a big red record button.


Click on it and start talking. It will start recording. I don't know what the time limits are but you might want to keep the message short. When it's recording you'll notice the timer above the red button. Also the button has changed with a white square in the center. When finished recording click on the button again, this automatically embeds it and sends it through the messenger.


The end result from your end will look something like this:


You can click on the play button to see what it sounds like. Your contact then just has to do the same when they receive it.

If you get a prompt asking if FaceBook can access your Microphone, Allow it.

If your having problems sending it try cleaning out the cache files in your browser. FaceBook keeps changing things so these instructions work as of 9:16 AM March 12, 2018.