Lazy typers opt for voice memos
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Jun 26, 2015
Lazy typers opt for voice memos

When WhatsApp introduced its one-tap record-and-send voice function in 2013, many would’ve been forgiven for wondering how much use it would get. After all, smartphones are used more as miniature computers than for actually calling people these days. But in Argentina, talking still trumps typing.

The Latin American country’s chatty culture forms the perfect backdrop for WhatsApp’s voice memo function. With 11 million WhatsApp users keen to communicate colloquially with their pals, people are increasingly sending short snippets of their voices, often introduced with the phrase paja escribir, which translates as ‘too lazy to type’.