WhatsApp: you will no longer be embarrassed to listen to voicemail messages in public

by Kelvin
WhatsApp: you will no longer be embarrassed to listen to voicemail messages in public

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently working on a new feature that will allow you to transcribe the voicemail messages of your interlocutor. For now, only the iOS ecosystem seems concerned.


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Although subject to a recent small controversy concerning the privacy of its users, the WhatsApp platform continues to work on multiple new features currently deployed or under development. In the near future, for example, it will be possible to react to messages, in the same way as Facebook.

WABetaInfo, which spends its time going through the future functionalities of the service, has decided to publish an exclusive to celebrate its 100,000 subscribers Twitter. This exclusivity concerns above all iOS, without knowing whether Android users will also be entitled to it in the coming months.

Practice in public

The site thus evokes a voice message transcription function. By activating this option, you will no longer have to listen to the soundtrack of the said message, since a written transcription of the latter will appear before your eyes. And this completely automatically.

This can come in handy if you are in public transport without any headphones or wireless headphones. This will prevent your phone from sticking to your ear, or disturbing other passengers.

WABetaInfo also wishes to reassure the users of the application: confidentiality and the protection of private life will be essential. Here it will be neither WhatsApp nor Facebook which will take into account this automatic transcription process, but indeed your mobile device.

An optional option

Also, be aware that this option will be completely optional, and not enabled by default. To benefit from it, it will be necessary to give authorization to WhatsApp to access voice recognition. The data in question will then be transmitted to Apple which will then process your request, can we read.

After this mini process, a new “Transcription” section will appear on the interface, specifies WABetaInfo. Moreover, the transcription of a message “”. Consequences: there will be no need to transcribe a vocal again, if you quit and then come back to the application.

As of this writing, not even WhatsApp beta testers can taste this feature. We will therefore have to wait a little longer to see it more in action.

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