Since then, many, including us, have been wondering what the possible application of voice recognition technology would be on Facebook. Well it seems that the first answer came from Messenger.
As part of its latest update of Messenger, Facebook has begun testing a new voice transcription feature that allows users to read automatic transcripts of voice message left by their friends.
David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Messenger team, announced:
As per his announcement, we understand the feature is being tested among a small group of users before its official launch, soon I presume.
Facebook Messenger has allowed users to send and receive voice messages since a couple of years ago, without really being of great interest to users. The new in-development feature could potentially bring it back in the spotlight, as the app reaches now over half a billion users worldwide.
- Facebook Messenger Adds Free Voice Calls
- WhatsApp to Focus on Voice Services
- Facebook Messenger Reaches Half A Billion Users
More from Facebook
Facebook just made it easier to add more people to your audio and video calls on Messenger, without having to …
Remember Facebook's rumoured "Portal" video chat device? Apparently, Facebook isn't just working on one device. It's working on two. And …