Some people get annoyed by hearing the content of voice messages for a long time, on the “WhatsApp” instant messaging application, especially when it comes to an important message with valuable information, so the application thought of working on a new feature that would make them feel comfortable.
WABetaInfo reported that the latest beta version of "WhatsApp" for iPhone includes a feature that allows users to convert an audio message into written text.
The source explained that the feature is reassuring for privacy lovers, and it will only process texts on the device and will not be uploaded to WhatsApp servers.
However, this feature will face some obstacles, according to technology specialists, as the feature will not be able to provide written text, when it is unable to process the voice message, if it is spoken in a language not registered in its database.
It has not yet been determined when this feature will be applied to phones that run on the Android system, and when it will be circulated to everyone.
It is noteworthy that the "Telegram" application, which is considered one of the most prominent competitors of WhatsApp, provides a service for converting videos and audio messages into written texts. This service is provided to subscribers of the "Premium" service. Meanwhile, the feature will be available to all WhatsApp users without exception.
It is reported that WhatsApp was also testing the Link Previews on Status feature that allows users to see a visual preview of the content of links that participate in status updates, similar to what happens when sharing links in chats. She said the visual previews give the statuses a better look, and also give contacts a better idea of the link before they click on it.
She also added that she had started launching the new features for users globally, and they would be available to everyone in the coming weeks.
Users can download the WhatsApp application for Android through the Google Play Store, and for iOS through the Apple App Store. You can also download the application for other mobile and desktop devices through its official website.
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