WhatsApp: So you can convert voice notes into text, if you do not want to receive audio (or podcasts from friends)

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WhatsApp: So you can convert voice notes into text, if you don't want to receive audio (or podcast from friends)

WhatsApp continues to gain ground and the statistics confirm it: the mobile messaging application leader reached in 2020 the2 billion monthly active users around the world. The covid pandemic and the confinement, contributed, it is true. However, there is a trend that has a much simpler reason for being: for mere convenience, more and more audio. And, in addition, to which longer, as if it were a podcast. Technology is one step ahead and already has a solution: this is how it works. you can convert the voice notes to text. And without the need to install another 'app'.

In order to become an off-road application and go further than this, of instant messaging, Meta develops functionalities and applies noveltiesperiodically. In this sense, it already allows you to make purchases in its most important market.

Users suggest improvements and tricks

But not all improvements come from the company. Thanks to third parties and the users themselves, there are endless tricks and advice to get the full potentialto the 'app'. On the one hand, like this you can know with what name your contacts save you. Be careful, because maybe you get a surprise.

On the other hand, if you receive a lot of voice notes and you don't want to listen to them because you don't have headphones at hand or because you simply can't conceive of this way of sending messages, now you can transcribe the audios.

A bot transcribes the audios: “Alfred is typing…”

A bot allows you to transcribe the audio messages quickly and practice to be able to read them instead of listening to them. 'Alfred The Transcriber' is a computer program developed by Shilo Magen strong> which automatically puts words to audio notes. How? The editors of EL PERIÓDICO have put it into practice and it works. Take note.

The first step is to add the number +14156809230 to your address book of contacts . Add it with the name you like, open a new chatin WhatsApp and forward the audio you want to transcribe. Automatically, you will see that Alfred works the miracle. Specifically, you will see the message 'Alfred is typing…' and in less than a second you will receive a response with the text in Spanish”. ol admirable. Even with accents and punctuation marks.

In this way, you will be able to follow any conversation without having to listen to the audio. At the moment, it only converts messages of up to 60 seconds. so So if you have friends who send podcasts, tell them to do it in chapters. Of course, keep in mind that you will share and transfer private information with third parties, as well to be careful.