WhatsApp voice messaging is very convenient when you do not want to type your messages. While voice messages are convenient for senders, they can be a little annoying for receivers. First, they are not as discreet as text messages. Second, voice messages are not the best means of communication if you are in a meeting or in a public place. To make voice messages more accessible and convenient, WhatsApp is said to be working on a voice message transfer function.
According to WABetainfo, the growing voice messaging feature will allow WhatsApp users to transcribe voice messages sent by other users on the go using voice recognition technology. The feature will be optional and requires special permission for iOS.
The following notification will appear when the user first tries to access the feature:
WhatsApp would like to have access to speech recognition
Once you have given permission, you will be taken to a new "Transcription" section to try out the service.
Voice data from this app will be sent to Apple to process your requests. This will help Apple improve its speech recognition technology.
WABetainfo notes that transfers will be stored locally on the user's device and not on WhatsApp or Facebook servers.
Voice messaging is in progress for the iOS version of WhatsApp and will be available for testing in future beta versions. So far, there is no indication that a similar feature has been developed for the Android version. However, it is unlikely that WhatsApp will leave Android with such an important feature. We will be sure to let you know if we find out about voice recognition feature for WhatsApp for Android.
In addition to the transfer function, WhatsApp is working on a number of new features for messaging application, including type message reactions Instagram, the ability to transfer conversations from Android to iOS, a new option that allows you to hide "Last Seen" from specific contacts, end-to-end encryption for cloud and local backups and much more.
Source of information: xda-developers.com