WhatsApp is working on adding a entire new variety of features for its subscribers in its newest updated version from multi-device help to Emoji message reactions. Another pretty handy feature which will quickly make messaging handy is the voice message transcription feature.
Whatsapp now enables a sender to record quick voice notes and send them if they are not in the mood of typing messages. But generally listening to voice notes becomes inconvenient for the receiver who could be held in a meeting or in an assembly. With this new feature, transcribing voice messages will be probable without the need of playing them.
WhatsApp feature tracking web-site WABetainfo reports that the Facebook backed app will utilise voice recognition technologies to transcribe voice messages sent by other customers on the go. The feature will, on the other hand, be optional and need specific permission on iOS. Users will be asked permission when they attempt to access for the 1st time and will be taken to a new ‘Transcription’ section to attempt out the service.
Once your device receives the permission, the customers will be fielded to a new “Transcription” section to attempt out the service. Then speech information will be sent to Apple to approach the requests. iPhones this way will boost its speech recognition technologies. The transcriptions will be saved locally on the user’s device rather than on Facebook or WhatsApp.
The voice message transcription feature is in development stage for each iOS and Android customers and will 1st go in test run in future beta versions. The feature is at the moment in the operates for Apple devices only. There’s no report of a equivalent feature for the Android devices. It is also unlikely that WhatsApp will leave Android from such a breakthrough feature
Other features WhatsApp is working on apart from the voice transcription feature is a new solution to let you hide your “Last Seen” from precise contacts, Instagram-style message reactions, finish-to-finish encryption for cloud and nearby backups, multi-device help and potential to transfer chats from Android to iOS.