Voice messages transcription feature coming to WhatsApp for Android

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Hindi are supported on WhatsApp's voice messages transcription feature
An undated image of WhatsApp logo. — Pexels
An undated image of WhatsApp logo. — Pexels

Have you ever sought an app or a feature that could provide you with transcripts of your voice messages?

Even if not, a popular instant messaging app, which has become an integral part of our routine and is installed in almost every device, maybe in yours too, is on the verge of getting a transcription feature for voice messages. That app is WhatsApp, one of the most widely used social media platforms owned by Meta.

Another common predicament we often face is listening to WhatsApp voice notes in noisy and crowded settings, which the yet-to-release WhatsApp feature is going to address.

Latest feature on WhatsApp to transcribe voice notes  

Provided WhatsApp's voice messages transcription feature is set to subside a significant issue we get surrounded by when having a crucial conversation with someone in a bustling environment, one must be familiarised with and make the most of it.

The feature was initially released almost a year ago for the iOS version of WhatsApp, now according to Android Police, it's set to get integrated and offered on WhatsApp for Android.

Languages supported on WhatsApp voice message transcription feature

Currently, the languages supported on the voice messages transcription feature of WhatsApp are the following:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Hindi

However, other reports from credible sources in the sphere suggest that WhatsApp will soon add more languages to support the feature.

Where are voice message transcriptions stored?

Regarding the destination of the transcriptions for voice messages on WhatsApp, they will be stored on the device, ensuring users have easy access to them in times of urgency and don't have to replay the audio message.

For users' convenience, WhatsApp allows them to change the initially set language anytime.

The voice messages transcription feature was spotted on the latest beta version of WhatsApp rolled out to select beta testers in certain regions. Once fully inspected, the voice notes transcription feature will be released on the stable version of WhatsApp.