This article was updated and rechecked on 2nd of May 2023

Category: Android

Added: 15th of October 2022

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A few days ago I noticed that I had accidentally sent a voice message to one of my contacts. Whatever I was saying at the time had already been opened by my contact. This is not the first time this has happened to me

If your not bothered about sending voice messages or making voice calls and want to protect your privacy, you can easily disable the microphone for WhatsApp.

To disable voice message recording on WhatsApp using Android go to:
SettingsAppsWhatsAppMicrophoneDon't Allow

Tip: Your Android settings may look different to the screenshots below, but should follow the same sort of procedure

Next time you use WhatsApp and click the Microphone icon, a confirmation box will appear asking if you would like to give WhatsApp access to your microphone.