WhatsApp is now adding a feature that will let users convert voice messages to text messages on Android phones; a feature already available on iPhones since May. This long-awaited feature was just spotted in the latest update for the WhatsApp beta app, version The screenshots for this new transcription capability were given to them by the team at WABetaInfo.

Convert voice messages to text messages on Android now

It supports many languages, such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Hindi. Downloading an extra language pack is needed to use this feature so that users’ messages are kept private and secure on their own devices.

Convert voice messages to text messages feature not available in Urdu language

This feature may not work so efficiently when it is available in Pakistan with voice messages in Urdu. The app supports Hindi, so some Urdu messages go through, but it’s obvious that English transcriptions will be more consistent and reliable.

Although the WhatsApp company has not yet announced any clear, scheduled launch date for it in Pakistan, with the availability of it on the beta version, it is likely to roll out to the retail version of the messenger app pretty soon.

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