WhatsApp voice transcription feature could launch soon: How it will work

WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to transcribe voice recordings with a simple click. According to 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 if the next WhatsApp feature will be available to Android users. Also Read: WhatsApp Announces Launch of End-to-End Encrypted Backups for Android, iOS

The report comes from WABetaInfo, the blog that is quite accurate to inform about the upcoming features of WhatsApp, or anything related to the instant messaging platform. The Facebook-owned instant messaging platform is said to be developing the voice transcription feature for iOS at the moment. Also Read: WhatsApp Will Soon Allow Users To Transfer Chats From Android To iPhone: Report

How will WhatsApp voice transcription work?

Explaining how the feature will work, the blog reveals that there will be a section dedicated to transcription, in which users can simply dump the voice recording and the transcript will be displayed. Also Read: WhatsApp Gets Dedicated COVID-19 Helpline For Delhi Inhabitants: How Is It Used?

The report noted that “we already talked about the possibility of obtaining a transcript of your voice messages four months ago, using a third-party application on WhatsApp for Android. An external application was needed because WhatsApp does not support this feature, but today things are finally changing because we can announce that WhatsApp is working on voice message transcription. “

To recall, previous reports suggested that the Facebook-owned messaging platform was initially considering integrating a third-party app for the voice transcription feature. Now, the new report suggests that WhatsApp wants to develop its own transcription feature within the platform.

For the transcription feature to work smoothly, users will need to grant special permission to the app to transcribe messages. “The function is optional, but when you decide to transcribe a message, a special permission will be required,” the report said. It is also revealed that a transcribed message will be stored locally in the WhatsApp database, so users do not need to transcribe a voice message over and over again.

the WABetaInfo suggests that the feature will be released for iOS users first. Since the feature is in development at the moment, we can expect it to be released for beta users in the coming months, followed by a stable release. The voice transcription feature is likely to launch for Android once it is officially available to all iOS users.

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