Make sure Google Messages is up to date
Before you begin, make sure you have the latest version of Google Messages installed on your device. You can check for updates in the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (for iOS).
Open Google Messages
Launch the Google Messages app on your device smartphone. Look for the familiar notification icon – a speech bubble with a sideways “M” inside.
Select or start a conversation
Select the conversation in which you want to send a voice message. If it's a new message, tap the “+” icon to start a new conversation and select a contact.
Find the microphone icon
In the chat window you will find an input field where you normally write your messages. You will see a small microphone icon next to the input field.
Hold the microphone icon
To start recording your voice message, press and hold the microphone icon. A recording indicator will appear showing the elapsed time of your message.
Type your message
Start a conversation by clicking on the microphone icon. You can record a voice message of up to one minute. If you need more time, release the icon and tap it again to continue recording.
Send your voice message
After recording your message, lift your finger from the microphone icon. Google Messages will process the voice message and you'll have the option to preview, re-record, or send immediately.
Revise, retype or send
Google Messages will play back your recorded voice message. If you are satisfied, click the “Send” button. If not, you can choose to re-record by clicking on the appropriate option.