WhatsApp is working on a host of new features. The latest feature that WhatsApp is reportedly working on is a voice transcription feature. WhatsApp is working on a possibility to bring a voice transcription feature to its messaging app. This simply means the app will start transcribing (typing) the voice messages when the feature will be rolled out.
“We already talked about the possibility of getting a transcription of your voice messages 4 months ago, using a third-party app on WhatsApp for Android. An external app was needed because WhatsApp doesn’t support this feature, but today things are finally changing because we can announce that WhatsApp is working on voice message transcription!” the report said.
The report also reveals that you would have to grant special permission to the app to transcribe your messages. When a message is transcripted for the first time, its transcription is saved locally in the WhatsApp database. So you will not have to transcribe a voice message again and again, as the details will get automatically saved in the database.
There is no information on when the feature will be rolled out to the users. On iOS, the feature is under development, so it will be released in a future update for beta testers. There is no information on whether the feature will be rolled out to Android users or not.