Recording a Voice Memo

In this lesson for Voice Memos on the Mac, we look at how to record a basic voice memo including how the Voice Memo app names your new memos based on your location. Voice Memos is only available on the Mac if you are using macOS Mojave or greater.

Creating a New Voice Memo
To create a new voice memo, you just click on the red button in the lower left corner of the Voice Memos app.

Naming Voice Memos based on Location
If you haven’t recorded a voice memo yet, the Voice Memos app will ask for permission to get your location. This is because, by default, the voice memos you create are named based on your location.

While recording your voice memo, you will see the waveform as well as the time elapsed or how long your recording is so far. To pause the recording, click on Pause in the lower left corner where you started the recording. Click on Resume to resume your recording. When you are finished recording your voice memo, you click on done in the lower right corner of the Voice Memos app.

Renaming an Existing Voice Memo
To change the name from the location where you recorded it to another name, just click on the name in the left sidebar.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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