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Written By: Regula Rebel

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Though WhatsApp can be testified of as today's most used medium for sharing files, it has an irritable side that some users aren't satisfied about when it comes to sharing audios. Yes, an irritable side which is when previously titled audios sent via the app are automatically altered during the download process into a double hyphenated renamed audio which is prefixed AUD, followed by eight figures which represent receive date and a numbered file type extension which shows the numerical position of the audio in the recipient's WhatsApp downloads collection. TYPICAL EXAMPLE: AUD-20190713-WA13.

Due to the app-setting automatic altering of a song's name into a WhatsApp default alpha-numeral name, which happens during the download process, it becomes difficult or annoying for the recipient to make direct locating of a particular received song in his WhatsApp downloads collection. As it often goes, the recipient has to test-play a dozen or more audios in his downloads collection until he lands on the very audio he's searching for when looking for a particular audio he has downloaded to use it.

To avoid the above audio search annoyance notorious of the WhatsApp app, very serious entertainment professionals don't want artistes to send them songs via WhatsApp, they rather prefer the songs emailed to them, just so because WhatsApp's auto-renaming function which changes an audio's name during the download process requires the recipient to rename received audios whose original names have been altered during the download process right back into its original name by fixing the artiste name and song title back on the audios. On the other hand, songs emailed reach the recipient intact, no change in name.

WhatsApp's auto-changing of an song's name into its AUD prefix puts many DJs off, as it makes it a tedious task for the DJs if they are to rename dozens of songs sent to them via the app. DJs are not alone, average users also exhibit this same fury.
Artistes or anyone sending songs to someone for professional use are advised to rather email them instead of sending them via WhatsApp. Unless the songs are just being sent to a music technician, promoter, guest artiste, or some other professional for test-listen,

WhatsApping them to them is OK. In this case, the songs are sent to the recipient to listen and then send a feedback of production tips, expert remarks, review, lyrical corrections, or some other expert recommendations for the artistes to make changes to the song before they officially release it for public consumption. Such test-listen songs aren't sent for professional use as regards radio play or playing at events.

Even while songs sent via WhatsApp can still be played on radio or at events, some DJs are of the judgement that WhatsApped songs are of depreciated sound quality, so they still prefer emailed songs which are regarded intact in sound quality, originality and title. Worse, some DJs won't waste time downloading songs sent to them via WhatsApp.

It is more ideal instead to send photos and videos via the app to someone for professional use, but it's big no for audios where and when professional practice is of great concern.

A perfect correction is WhatsApping a blog link of the songs instead, but this is ideal for songs that are already released and so are not sent for test-listen purposes but are being sent for airplay or other professional uses.
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