Normally when we send a WhatsApp message, we see the time-stamp and a double tick-mark like this .
It is a confirmation that the recipient has successfully received the message on his/her device.
The above is when you send a message, similarly when you receive a message you see a timestamp but no tick-mark or check-mark as it is the message you have received.
But there is a weird received message which has a Loudspeaker icon with the time-stamp. Also the background color of this message is different. See the below screenshot.
|Message with a loudspeaker icon in WhatsApp Conversation|
- When a WhatsApp user broadcasts a message to a number of people in their contacts, all the recipients of that message will be able to such message which has a loudspeaker icon with the time-stamp.
- This is to indicate that message is not only sent to you, but also broadcasted to other people simultaneously.
- To drag user's attention, the background color is also changed.