Facebook-owned WhatsApp is functioning on a replacement feature called Voice Transcription. it’s previously launched end-to-end encryption for chat backups.
According to a WABetaInfo report, the Facebook-owned messaging app is functioning on a feature called Voice Transcriptions for its platform.
WhatsApp Voice Transcriptions feature allows users to transcribe the contents of a voice message. Picture this, WhatsApp users can now turn the content within the voice message into readable format.
The blog site further revealed that the WhatsApp Voice Transcriptions feature is going to be provided on an opt-in basis, which suggests that users can transcribe WhatsApp messages only after getting permission. This permission is going to be quite almost like the camera and microphone permissions that users give WhatsApp.
Besides that, the blog site revealed that users’ messages won’t be sent to WhatsApp or Facebook’s server for getting the transcription. However, Apple will provide the service.
This will further help in improving the speech recognition technology in Apple. In terms of privacy, it is often seen that the voice transcriptions won’t be directly linked to non-public identity.
“When a message is transcribed for the primary time, its transcription is saved locally within the WhatsApp database, so it won’t be needed to transcript it again if you would like to ascertain its transcription later,” the blog site wrote.
This feature is being developed for WhatsApp’s iOS-based app and it’ll be available to beta testers with the next update. However, there’s no confirmation for Android devices.