How to Enable Voice Message Replies with Vocal: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Enable Voice Message Replies with Vocal: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Vocal is a powerful tool that simplifies the process of sending and receiving voice messages. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to set up a "Reply" button on your voice message listen page, allowing recipients to easily respond to your messages with their own voice notes.

By following these steps, you'll enhance the engagement and interactivity of your voice messaging experience.

Step 1: Send a Test Voice Message

To begin, click on the microphone icon in Vocal to record a test voice message. For example, you might say something like, "Hello, this is a voice message, just a test. Please get back to me." Once you're satisfied with your recording, upload the message.

Step 2: Customize Your Listen Page

When someone receives your voice message, they can listen to it on a dedicated listen page. By default, the page includes a call-to-action button that says "Join for free." However, you can customize this button to better suit your needs.

To change the button, go to your Vocal settings and navigate to the "Listen Page" section. Here, you can modify various aspects of your voice messages, including the call-to-action button.

Step 3: Replace the Default Button with a "Reply" Button

In the listen page settings, locate the call-to-action section. Instead of using the default "Join for free" button, you can replace it with a "Reply" button. To do this, select the option to replace the button and enter a new label, such as "Reply."

Next, provide a message that encourages the recipient to send a voice note back. For example, you might write, "Send me a voice note back."

Step 4: Generate a Link for Voice Message Replies

To enable recipients to send voice message replies, you'll need to generate a special link. Go to the "Collect" section in Vocal, which is one of their newer features, and create a new collect form.

Give your form a name, such as "Response," and add a description like "Use this form to respond to my voice message." Save the form, and Vocal will generate a unique link for it.

Step 5: Add the Reply Link to Your Listen Page

Copy the link generated for your response form and return to the listen page settings. In the call-to-action section, paste the link you just copied. This will associate the "Reply" button with the collect form you created.

Save your changes, and you're all set! Now, when someone listens to your voice message, they will see a "Reply" button instead of the default "Join" button.

Step 6: Receiving Voice Message Replies

When a recipient clicks on the "Reply" button, they will be directed to the collect page you created. Here, they can record their own voice message in response to yours. For instance, they might say, "Hello, it's great to hear from you. Here is my answer. Have a great day." They will also have the option to provide their email address.

Once the recipient sends their response, you will receive an email notification. You can listen to their voice message directly from your inbox, view the transcription, and access the message details.

Additionally, you can view all the voice message responses you've received by going to the "Response" section in Vocal. This allows you to easily manage and keep track of the replies you receive.


By following this tutorial, you now know how to enable voice message replies using Vocal. This feature adds a new level of interaction and engagement to your voice messaging experience, making it easier for recipients to respond to your messages directly.

Remember, you can customize various aspects of your listen page and collect forms to best suit your needs. Experiment with different settings and find what works best for you and your audience.

Voice messaging is a powerful tool for communication, and with the ability to facilitate replies, you can create more meaningful and productive interactions. So start implementing voice message replies today and take your voice messaging to the next level!