WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that will allow users to read their voice messages in the app, without having to listen to them. The feature, which is currently available only to select iOS beta testers, will automatically transcribe the audio message and display it in a box below the message. This will make it easier for users who use voice messages for work or other purposes to quickly scan through the messages and extract important information.
According to a report by WaBetaInfo, the new feature also allows users to search for specific information within the message. The feature also has end-to-end encryption, which means that the data will not be transferred to external servers and will remain private.
It is unclear when the feature will be available to Android users, but it is worth noting that Google already offers a similar feature to Android users through its Live Caption feature. To enable Live Caption, users can press any volume button and select the feature from the volume bar or find it in the settings by typing it in the search bar.
The voice transcript feature is enabled by default, but users who don’t want to use it can disable it by visiting WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Voice Message Transcripts.
WhatsApp’s new feature comes at a time when voice messaging has become increasingly popular on messaging apps. With the rise of remote work and the need for quick and efficient communication, voice messages have become a convenient way for users to communicate their thoughts and ideas. The new feature will make it easier for users to manage their voice messages and extract important information without having to spend time listening to them.
It is expected that the feature will be rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the coming weeks, once it has been tested and refined by the beta testers. The new feature is just one of many updates that WhatsApp has been working on to improve the user experience on its platform.