Messaging platform WhatsApp is working on new feature to turn audio messages into written texts, reports said Monday.
Recently, WhatsApp has been working and rolling out plenty of new features, as it enhanced its encryption options, allowing your encrypted messages to be stored in Google Drive or iCloud.
Moreover, it was revealed that it would introduce a redesigned chat bubbles.
In continuation of this relentless introduction of new features, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is planning to unveil a voice transcription facility which will allow users to convert the audio content into readable text.
The new feature is still in the development phase and is initially meant for WhatsApp’s iOS app. It would make use of Apple’s “Speech Recognition” technology.
Reports said the transcription to text would happen in a separate section that would be titled ‘Transcript’ and users might also be able to jump to a specific timestamp.
“When a message is transcripted for the first time, its transcription is saved locally in the WhatsApp database, so it won’t be needed to transcript it again if you want to see its transcription later,” it added.
Furthermore, it is believed that the feature will be optional, and users will have to provide one-time device permission to activate the feature.
Though the reports say the feature is being tested on iOS devices, it is likely that the app will also extend it to Android devices as it always does.