Facebook has released an update for its iPhone and iPad app that, among other features, lets users send each other recorded voice messages.
To access the feature, select name, tap the "+" sign and select the mic icon. Hold down the red record button that appears and begin speaking. When done, simply let go of the button and the message is sent. To cancel the message, slide the finger away from the record icon.
The voice message feature was introduced earlier this month in an update to the Facebook Messenger app, which is dedicated solely to the message component of the social network.
Users can also record videos within the Facebook app by choosing the "Photo" tab atop the app, tapping the camera icon at the bottom left of the screen and then switching the toggle from photo to video, also at the bottom left of the screen. Previously, users had to record video outside of the Facebook app.