Tired of receiving voice messages on WhatsApp? The messaging app is preparing good news for those who don’t like to receive audio in Zap: a new feature that turns voice messages into text.

  • Transcription feature was spotted on WhatsApp by wabetainfo;
  • New is expected soon in iOS beta;
  • The generated texts are stored locally;

Do you find voice messages unbearable? It was for you that we prepared a guide to turn the audio received in the apps into text. Even so, WhatsApp apparently is working on an integrated feature to transcribe voice messages in the app itself.

WhatsApp tests transcription of voice messages

As is usually the case with Zap, it was the wabetainfo colleagues who discovered this new feature. They reported that the transcription function for the WhatsApp app on the iPhone is under development and could be implemented in one of the upcoming betas on iOS.

Converting audio to text messages coming soon in iOS beta? / © WABetaInfo

WhatsApp leverages Apple’s speech recognition technology to offer the option. Texts are saved so you don’t have to transcribe voice messages again if you want to “read” the audio later. It is important to note that texts are saved locally, so they are not sent to WhatsApp or Facebook!

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The feature requires a permission to send the data to Apple, depending on the notification for the audio to be processed. Outside of that, it offers the possibility to jump to a specific snippet of the voice message.

You have to authorize WhatsApp to send the audios to Apple/© WABetaInfo

No forecast for WhatsApp on Android

We still don’t know when the feature will be released in the beta version of iOS or when it will be extended to all iPhone owners. Still, WABetaInfo finds nothing about the Android version. In Google’s system, the way will be to rely on other apps to do the conversion.

I’m already looking forward to WhatsApp integrating the feature into all systems. Before the news is finished, a question for the community: can you imagine using the transcription feature? Or do you intend to continue ignoring the audios received by Zap? Leave your opinion in the comments field!

Via T3N