FACEBOOK MESSENGER BEGAN TESTING ITS SERVICE THAT AUTOMATICALLY CONVERTS VOICE MESSAGES TO TEXT
The messenger’s veep presented to the court of public opinion an announcement in the form of a prototype of the intended interface
As many of you know, we already offer a feature that enables people to send voice clips to their friends without having to type out the text. Today we are starting to roll out a small test that helps people read the voice clips they receive instead of having to play them out loud, said David Marcus, the vice president of messaging products at Facebook.
This interesting innovation will help people avoid falling out of the communication process. People who, for one reason or another, cannot type or listen to messages at the moment, maybe they are behind the wheel or at a meeting. The introduction of this feature is the next logical step following the possibility of exchanging voice messages (like in WhatsApp). Some analysts have already compared the new conversion function to Google Voice. It will still be a while before we can look at the final results and see for ourselves whether or not they are indeed similar. The exact launch date is unavailable, because, apparently, the developers are in the early stages of testing.