The company is in preparation to introduce a new feature for voice messaging functionality. This feature will transcribe voice notes for users. The main reason to introduce this feature is that voice messages are not always convenient as it gets difficult for users to sometimes hear voice notes at public places or gatherings. Although from the sender end it seems quite easy and convenient to send a voice note and save them from the trouble of typing a long message. But voice messages are not considered the best communication medium especially when you are in public.
To make communication easier via voice messages, WhatsApp is working on a voice note transcription feature. The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo. The feature is presently under development but once it’s done, it will allow WhatsApp users to transcribe voice messages sent by other users using speech recognition technology. Currently, this feature is only patterned for the iOS build of the app. Furthermore, WABetaInfo also confirmed that no voice data will be shared with Facebook as these voice messages will be transcribed by Apple only to improve its speech recognition technology.
WABetaInfo also said that the transcription will be saved locally in the WhatsApp database so you don’t have to transcript it again if you wish to access the transcription later. However, the WhatsApp voice message transcription feature is in progress for iOS users only and nothing was said regarding its access to android users as well. Up till now, all the WhatsApp features have been accessible to both android and iOS users. So hopefully they will find a way this time as well to make the WhatsApp voice message transcription feature accessible to android users also.
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