WhatsApp is reportedly working on a number of new features that will transform the way we text on a daily basis.
Similar to Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook, WhatsApp is planning on rolling out reactions to messages for both individual and group chats.
WABetaInfo shared a screenshot showcasing the new feature, revealing that users will have the option to choose from different emojis that’ll be available for iOS and Android phones. However, the feature is still being tested, so chances are that the final outlook may provide more emoji options.
For the second feature that’s also under development, Android users are left out of the equation.
The messaging platform is expected to release a voice message transcription feature, according to WABetaInfo. Even though the feature will first be available for iOS users, Android users might eventually enjoy the same leverages later on.
Voice messages will also act as support for Apple’s goal in improving its speech recognition technology without exposing the identity of the user. Voice message transcription is optional and will ask users to provide their permission before utilizing the feature.
Once permission is granted, users won’t have to analyze what the messenger is trying to say in the voice note anymore, and they can even jump to a specific timestamp by entering a new “Transcript” section.
When the voice message is transcribed, it will automatically save in WhatsApp’s database so that it doesn’t have to be transcribed again in case the user decides to go back to it again.
However, there is still no news as to when will the company release the two new features for its users.