In the early days you could only send text messages, pictures and videos with WhatsApp. However, for several years it has also supported the transmission of voice memos and audio messages. The developers chose a rather strange format for storing this content: the OPUS extension. Is it possible to convert them to MP3? Yes, and in this post we will show you how you can easily do it yourself.
That Convert WhatsApp voice memos and audio files to a more conventional format such as MP3 is not a natively implemented feature. You have to use third-party software to do this. One of the applications that can help you with this task is Opus to Mp3 Converter.
Once installed, open the app on your device and give it permission to read the files on your phone. Then tap Select Files (choose files).
Browse the internal storage by following the path WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Voice Notes or WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Audio follow In both folders you will find OPUS files in subdirectories as shown in the screenshot below.
Storage path of WhatsApp audio files
Once you find the OPUS file, select it. Opus to Mp3 Converter allows you to mark more than one file to perform bulk conversion.
Use the button Convert to start.
When you’re done, use File Explorer to switch to the folder Opus-To-Mp3-Converter.
Directory where the conversions are stored
There you will find the MP3 version of your audio or voice note.
OPUS converts to MP3
As you can see is the conversion from OPUS to MP3 a very simple task. However, the number of voice memos and audios in your case can be very high. If this is the case, we recommend that you make a selection of the OPUS files that you want to convert and copy them to another directory. This way, you can select them more easily during the conversion process.