NEW DELHI – Owned by Facebook WhatsApp recently added end-to-end encryption support for chat backups. The company now plans to introduce a new feature for voice messaging functionality.
As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp may soon get a voice transcription feature.
According to WABetaInfo, the Twitter account that tracks WhatsApp build changes, the instant messaging app is developing a new voice transcription feature. This new WhatsApp feature will allow users to transcribe the content of a voice message. Currently, the voice message transcription feature is only detected for ios compilation of the application. WABetaInfo also suggests that voice data will not be shared with Facebook as these messages will be transcribed by Apple.
“When a message is transcribed for the first time, its transcript is saved locally in the WhatsApp database, so it will not be necessary to re-transcribe it if you want to see your transcript later,” said WABetaInfo.
The report also adds that the role is optional and will require special permission. WABetaInfo also revealed that this new speech transcription feature will help Apple improve its speech recognition technology. Currently, there is no information on the official launch of the feature as it is still in the development stage.
Last month, WhatsApp launched chat transfer support for Samsung’s new foldable phones, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The feature allows Apple iPhone users to move their WhatsApp history from iOS to Android on these phones. The Facebook-owned company has now expanded support to more Samsung phones. It is now available on Samsung devices with Android 10 or higher. However, WhatsApp has announced that it will also be available to other Android phone users.