Pass your speech bubbles to text for WhatsApp
Although audio messages are terribly fashionable (it is increasingly common to see people recording a voice note than writing on the phone), there are users who resist sending voice notes via WhatsApp. Either because you hate to record yourself (or rather, hear you later) or simply because you prefer to send text instead of audioThere are alternatives for you that don't have to tie you to a keyboard either.
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The article would be eternal if we name all the forms and apps that can be used for this purpose, so we will explain only three very different to simplify all this: using the app's own keyboard microphone; downloading a solution for Android; and doing the same for an iPhone.
Without further distraction, let's do it:
Using your keyboard's own tool
You may not have noticed, but in the virtual keyboard that is displayed when you are going to type in WhatsApp there is a small icon of a microphone (and not to be confused with the green button used to send precisely voice memos). If you use the keyboard of Swiftkey (one of the most popular), you have it next to the space bar, while if you use the Gboard (another equally very used), for example, you have it located in the top icon bar, right on the right side.
In any of these cases, you have it as easy as clicking on that icon and start talking, and you will see how what you say is transformed into text. Speech recognition is pretty good, and you probably feel comfortable enough to not need anything else.
With the app ‘Audio in text for WhatsApp’ on Android
It is one of the most popular applications for this purpose, without a doubt. The solution could not be simpler: download the app from the app store, open it, record the message you want (you have to select the language in which you will speak), check that there is no error in the recognition and Touchez on «Send». The list of WhatsApp contacts (including your most recent chats) will open so you only have to select and send it.
The only bad thing about the app is that it has advertising within the app, but the "price" to pay to enjoy it free.
With the app ‘Transcribe: Voice to text’ on iOS
For iOS there are also several solutions aimed at the same thing, but «Transcribe: from voice to text» is one of the most attractive that you will find visually. Install, enter, record the audio you want and then indicate the language in which you have spoken (only give option to English or Spanish). After that, you will have to wait a few seconds and your conversion will be ready, appearing archived and with the possibility to export in text, PDF or RTF – or take it out in audio format. And of course, free. Easier, impossible.
You also have at your fingertips «Dictate – Voice to text», with a more rudimentary interface but with direct button to share your text in the app you want.