It is already known that soon the WhatsApp messenger will support end-to-end encryption not only of the conversations themselves in any form, but also similar protection of saved backup copies of chats. But if such a function will soon become available to everyone, then only beta testers with iOS will receive another useful feature for now.
According to the portal WABetaInfo, in addition to the ability to encrypt copies of chats, iPhone owners will soon be provided with the ability to convert voice messages into text. The feature is in development and is expected to be available to beta program members soon.
It is believed that no voice chat data will be sent to Facebook’s servers. Reportedly, the transformation will take place at the level of the smartphones themselves. According to the portal, after the message is transcribed for the first time, the text is saved in the local WhatsApp database, so it does not have to be converted every time.
The new feature will further help Apple improve its speech recognition technology. Of course, to use it, you will have to provide WhatsApp access to the “engine” that recognizes the voice – this may cause some concern among supporters of total protection of personal data.
The availability of the new functionality on Android will be announced at a later date.