WhatsApp: How to Easily Transcribe Voice Notes
WhatsApp voice notes continue to become more and more popular and while not everyone might be a fan of sending small audio clips to the instant messaging app, the feature comes in handy when you are. in a hurry and you need to get information across quickly.
However, sometimes WhatsApp users can find themselves in situations where they cannot listen to voice notes sent by someone, such as in a library without a headset. This is when you can transcribe WhatsApp voice notes.
WhatsApp voice note transcription is not a native feature of the app, but is possible using a third-party tool called Transcriber for WhatsApp. The app is currently in beta but works great in many cases. Here is how to use it.
How to transcribe WhatsApp voice notes with Transcriber for WhatsApp
Step 1: Install “Transcriber for WhatsApp”
Go to the Google Play Store and install the app. There isn’t a lot of configuration to do, but the app will only detect English and Spanish languages ââby default. You can dive into the app settings to choose any other detection language like English and Hindi.
Step 2: Share the WhatsApp voice note on the app
Access the WhatsApp chat where the voice note is located. Long press the voice note to see the different options at the top right. Click on the three-dot menu and choose âShareâ.
Step 3: Choose âTranscriber for WhatsAppâ to transcribe the voice note
Among the sharing options that appear on the next screen, find the Transcriber for WhatsApp app icon. Click on it to open the application interface. You will see two options to either transcribe the app or listen to it in incognito mode (a secondary feature of the app). Choose “Transcribe”, ignore any ad that may appear, and wait a few seconds for the transcription to complete.
You will then see the message transcribed into a small box, from which you can either copy the transcribed text or share it directly. If the app works well for you, consider paying for its ad-free version to speed up the process.