Have you ever been in a situation where you receive a voice note on WhatsApp but can’t really listen to it? More often than not, they are just too long to find proper time to listen properly.
WhatsApp recently rolled out a feature that allows you to change the playback speed of voice notes. This has been a welcome solution to long voice notes that take up a load of time. Today, we will also take a look at a way to transcribe your voice notes into text, enabling you to read them later or in real-time, provided you use an Android device (sorry iPhone users).
On Android, an app called Transcriber for WhatsApp exists, and this enables you to convert your voice notes to text you can read and reply to, so long as that voice note is in a supported language
How does this fancy app even work? Not to get too technical, but the Transcriber app uses Wit.ai services to generate the text from a voice message. This is a simple overview but that is generally how it operates.
Now, after downloading the app, you just need to open it to configure its settings to use it:
- Select a voice message in a WhatsApp chat.
- Tap the Share button.
- Export the selected voice message to the Transcriber app.
- Wait a few seconds and the transcription is ready.
In our opinion, this app is a lifesaver in those moments when you simply cannot listen to a voice message. By generating its transcription, you can read it the way you would any other text message.
All the best and happy transcribing!