WhatsApp latest update: Voice transcription feature may launch soon on Facebook-owned app - Check all details here
The upcoming voice transcription feature is currently being developed for iOS users only. For now, there is no information on when or whether the upcoming WhatsApp feature will be available for Android users.
WhatsApp latest update: In good news for WhatsApp users across the globe, the Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature called - WhatsApp voice transcription. The new feature is currently being tested for iOS users.
According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, this new feature that will allow users to transcribe voice recordings with a simple click. As per a new report, the upcoming voice transcription feature is currently being developed for iOS users only. For now, there is no information on when or whether the upcoming WhatsApp feature will be available for Android users.
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The WABetaInfo said that the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform is developing the voice transcription feature for iOS for the time being. Explaining how the feature will work, the it reveals that there will be a dedicated section for transcription, wherein users can simply dump the voice recording and the transcription will be shown.
The report noted, “we already talked about the possibility to get a transcription of your voice messages four months ago, using a third-party app on WhatsApp for Android. An external app was needed because WhatsApp doesn’t support this feature, but today things are finally changing because we can announce that WhatsApp is working on voice message transcription!”
Previous reports suggested that WhatsApp was initially considering integrating a third-party app for the voice transcription feature. Now, the new WABetaInfo report suggests that WhatsApp wants to develop its own transcription feature within the platform.
For the transcription feature to work seamlessly, users will need to grant special permission to the app to transcribe messages. “The feature is optional but, when you decide to transcribe a message, special permission will be required,” the report stated. It is also revealed that a transcribed message will be stored locally in the WhatsApp database, so users need not transcribe a voice message again and again.
The WABetaInfo hints that the feature will first release for iOS users. Since the feature is under development for the time being, we can expect it to release for beta users in the months to come, followed by stable build. The voice transcription feature is likely to release for Android once it is officially available for all iOS users.
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