According to reports, WhatsApp is developing a new function. Users ought to be able to convert audio messages into text directly from the messaging app.
Users of WhatsApp may soon be able to read written transcriptions of audio communications on their phones.
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WhatsApp’s audio message transcription feature
According to a recent report from WABetaInfo, the messaging platform owned by Meta is working to create a new transcription tool that will convert audio communications into text.
Sending audio messages is a practical way to stay in touch with friends, family, and coworkers in the modern world. Some people find that doing this is more quicker and simpler than inputting text messages.
For some people, sending an audio message is a more practical choice. However, rather than reading the text, the recipient of these communications would need to listen to them.
Others prefer text messages because they can read them quickly. So, these days, only a select few people like the audio messaging trend.
Fortunately, it appears that WhatsApp is getting ready to roll out a new feature that will turn voice conversations into text.
Thus, its consumers will probably have two options soon enough. They could choose to read it or listen to it, depending on what they prefer.
Voice Transcription Feature Being Worked On Since 2021
The Facebook-owned messaging app has been working on the audio message transcription capability since late 2021, according to WABetaInfo’s source.
Despite its early growth, Meta gave up on the endeavour. While developers are working on a feature, it is usual for it to be abandoned.
However, the massive messaging platform brought back the ability to transcribe audio messages.
For Apple iPhone users, WhatsApp Beta is now accessible.
The latest beta of WhatsApp for iOS introduced the transcription feature, enabling Apple iPhone users to test it out for themselves.
According to a report by 9to5 Mac, the new functionality, which is still under development, is currently available in WhatsApp for iPhone beta. It enables users to test out a brand-new feature that converts voicemails into text.
The tech news outlet points out that the user’s gadget still has to keep the transcription of these communications. As a result, the messaging service guarantees its users that the text version of their audio messages won’t get up on Meta’s or the iPhone manufacturer’s servers.
It is important to note that Telegram users are accustomed to this type of transcription feature. They may apply it to videos as well.
The only catch is that it’s only accessible to Premium subscribers who pay a fee. WhatsApp, on the other hand, apparently intends to make it available without charge.