The voice memos app makes it easy to record audio on the go. In seconds, reminders, lectures, and more can be captured, edited, and saved to reference at a later date.

The M4A format, however, is inconvenient when many audio-sharing platforms require MP3 files, and converting voice memos isn't possible within the app. In this article, you'll learn how to easily convert a voice memo to an MP3 right from your browser. You can use the following steps to convert voice memos on a MAC, PC, mobile device, or tablet.

  1. Upload voice memo to the Kapwing Studio.
  2. Edit voice memo.
  3. Export and download MP3.

Step One: Upload Voice Memo to the Kapwing Studio

In this tutorial, I’m using Kapwing, a free content creation platform that enables digital storytelling, to convert a voice memo to an MP3. You can use Kapwing on any device with a browser, collaborate in real-time, and store content for up to two days when you sign up for a free workspace.

Visit Kapwing in your browser, sign in with an email address, or click the start editing button to open the Studio. Then, click or tap Upload to add your voice memo to the timeline. I’m uploading a voice memo with an M4A format from my iPhone, but you can upload another file as Kapwing supports most major file formats.

Step Two: Edit Voice Memo

This step is optional, but with Kapwing’s intuitive timeline and tools, you can easily make edits to the voice memo. Drag the ends of the layer to trim on desktop and mobile or make precise edits with the timing tab.

On mobile, tap Edit Audio, then Timing and set a start and end time. On a desktop, click Timing on the right side of the Studio, then use the up and down arrow keys to make fine adjustments. You can also use the split button to remove sections.

Increase the speed up to 4x or slow it down, adjust the volume, and reverse the audio by tapping Edit on mobile, then tap Done at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, you can change each setting on the left side of your computer screen. To fade the audio, tap Effects, change the fade speed, and apply the effect to the intro, outro, or both.  

Step Three: Export and Download MP3

Click the down arrow on the export button and select Export as MP3 then, Export as Audio to begin processing your file. When the audio is ready, tap or click Download to save the MP3 to your device. You can also sign in if you want to store the MP3 in a workspace to make revisions in the future.

Now, your voice memo is ready for use as an MP3. Explore additional articles below, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for video editing tutorials. To see Kapwing updates and to connect with team, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  

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