Voice message transcription is one of the coolest features that not only save time but make the conversation more fun. Users, who often encounter long text conversations really love this feature, but sadly WhatsApp doesn’t provide this service at present.
However, the WhatsApp developers are planning to soon introduce the voice message transcription for the users. It’ll be a safe service and will guarantees users’ privacy. Furthermore, it’ll come on the iPhones first.
First of all, let me tell you, voicemail transcription is a conversion feature or service that converts audio into text. There are many third-party applications such as Transcribe, Speechnotes, Voice Notes, and so on, that provide this service.
Coming back to this possibility on WhatsApp, iOS users will soon get this feature. Let’s understand, how it’ll work on WhatsApp:
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- This feature will work only after getting users’ permission.
- The messages won’t be sent to WhatsApp or Facebook server for getting the transcription
- Apple will solely be responsible for the audio to text conversion
- Besides, the US bases firm user the voice message to enhance its speech recognition technology
- The user’s identity won’t be exposed on Apple’s server
What Will be New in WhatsApp’s Transcription Service:
Once you have enabled this service, you can easily convert your voice mail to text format without struggling with the keyboard. After converting some voice messages, WhatApp will save them in the specific transcribe section, so you can use them often.
It means when you are ready to use the transcription service, it will lead to you a transcribe section. Here, WhatsApp will save the frequently used message, so they won’t be needed to transcript it again.
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When will it come for the users:
As of now, there is no news about the availability of this feature. It’s still undergoing several tests for flawless user service. Besides, there are many things that are still unclear such as invoking buttons or settings. However, as it’ll ready for the beta testers, its further news will automatically come to light.
WhatsApp will end Android 4.0 and below device support in November
WhatsApp will end support for the Android 4.0.4 version and below support from November 1 onwards. The company has officially announced that the support is over for the corresponding Android version devices and phone models.
The latest action is related to the upcoming version of Android and the latest features that WhatsApp developers want to include in this app that doesn’t support the lower version of the Android due to the API restrictions.
Furthermore, the developers also come to a point that the App doesn’t seem to be used much in the least version of Android. Therefore the upcoming WhatsApp versions may soon exclude the support for this Android platform.
WhatsApp also published a guideline on this matter and clearly mentioned supporting Android phones running OS 4.1 or later. In our opinion, this is just common practice and a required one.
WhatsApp Chat history:
If any of the Android 4.0.4 or below users want to continue using WhatsApp, they must have to migrate their chat history from their old phone to a new one via the following instructions.
First Back up your Chats:
Go to WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings > Chats > Chat backup > BACK UP.
Export Chat History:
- Open the individual or group chat.
- Tap More options > More > Export chat.
- Choose whether to export with media or without media.
An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.
Restore your backup:
There are two ways that you can restore the backup:
- Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
- Open WhatsApp and verify your number.
- When prompted, tap RESTORE to restore your chats and media from Google Drive.
- After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT. Your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.
- WhatsApp will begin restoring your media files after your chats are restored.
Via local storage:
- Your phone will store up to the last seven days worth of local backup files.
- Local backups will be automatically created every day at 2:00 AM and saved as a file on your phone.
- If your data isn’t stored in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/ folder, you might see “internal storage” or “main storage” folders.
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WhatsApp bring redesign group info layout for iOS after WhatsApp Business users
WhatsApp is working to bring a new redesign group info layout with more easy spotting features for further convenience. In this regard, we have previously informed about revamped business info layout for business account holders. After changing the group info design for WhatsApp business users, it now shifted to iOS for the same section. According to WABetaInfo, a new look of this section has been spotted with the iOS 220.127.116.11 beta update.
You can check the preview of the redesign group info layout for WhatsApp iOS users here-
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As we can see in the image, the design has the same attributes as business accounts. The profile image is in round shape with the group name placed below it. Moving ahead, the communication bar has message, audio call, video call, and share options.
Group administrators will be able to share or forward the links from here. Other features are similar to what we are using at present. However, there might be more new changes that aren’t shown here. Overall this new design has a more systematic arrangement of features as WhatsApp is trying to provide every possible option in one place.
The WhatsApp iOS users will receive the redesign group info with future updates as it’s still being designed. Besides, WhatsApp has rolled out the same design for business users a few weeks ago. Looking at this flow, we may expect that it’ll also roll out for Android users in the near future.
WhatsApp is designing a new feature for WhatsApp Payments that will allow receiving cashback within 48 hours. At present, there isn’t much info available on this subject. However, we may get to know about this in the future as it’ll complete development.
WhatsApp Cashback feature is coming for Android
WhatsApp has recently started to rollout a new beta version (18.104.22.168) that comes with an interesting addition in the name of payment “Cashback”. The feature is seeming designed to boast in-app payment for the consumers and allure them to use WhatsApp.
According to Wabetainfo, the latest WhatsApp feature allow you to receive cashback on payments made through WhatsApp Payments after 48 hours of timespan. Currently, it remains unknown, whether all of the users will have the privilege to get cashback benefits or it’ll be limited to some users.
However, more information about this feature may be available once it goes available for every WhatsApp user. There are a few things that you should know that the current payment system cashback is limited for the UPI payments in India, you can get cash back and you might receive up to 10 INR cashback.
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Still, there are many changes that we may see until the final stage of the rollout.
Group Icon Editor:
Previously, WhatsApp rolled out a feature for both Android and iOS users that comes with new features to enhance your group profile feature. This new feature is called Group Icon Editor and allows you to choose the background color of the icons.
However, both of these features are still under development but they are designed to bring more convenience to your user experience.