It is no longer news that the WhatsApp messenger will soon support end-to-end encryption not only of the conversations themselves in any form, but also similar protection of saved backup copies of chats. However, 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 popular tipster WABetaInfo, in addition to the ability to encrypt copies of chats, iPhone owners will soon be able to convert voice messages into text. The feature is in development and should be available to beta program members soon.
WhatsApp will not send voice chat data 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 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 available at a later date.