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'Keep Chat' and transcription of messages, the new WhatsApp


The platform seeks to solve a request from many users and above all to help those who do not like the audios.



application launched a series of improvements in recent days focused on chats.

The platform seeks to solve the requests of its more than 2 billion users by

introducing modifications to temporary messages and an innovative automatic transcription

, without the need for additional downloads.

The first novelty was announced by the CEO of Meta,

Mark Zuckerberg

, who through his Facebook profile revealed the "Keep in Chat" function, which allows people who have temporary messages enabled to save those they need most without fear of to be deleted automatically.

Whether it's an address or an important memory, they support from WhatsApp, your users don't have to choose between keeping everything or nothing, and they can have more flexibility if they want to use temporary messages.

WhatsApp adds new functions to temporary messages.

With temporary messages, WhatsApp ensures that conversations will not need to be always available, as is the case with in-person chats.

Although this additional level of privacy protects messages, there are users who

want to keep an occasional voice memo

or some important information.

The "Keep in Chat" feature enables the ability to

keep texts you'll need later

, with a special superpower for whoever sent the message.

Of course, the administrator will have to choose if others in the chat can keep it for later.

For this to work, WhatsApp promises to let you know when someone saves a sent message, and the user can cancel the decision.

If the choice is that no one can save the message,

this decision will be final

, so no one else will be able to keep it, and it will be deleted when the timer expires. 

Next to the messages saved in WhatsApp, a bookmark icon will be displayed and they will be organized by chat, in the "Saved messages" folder.

Transcription of automatic messages

On the other hand, WhatsApp began testing in recent days a function expected by many users: the automatic transcription of audio messages within the application.

This audio to text conversion feature was released for a small group of iPhone users in some countries, including Argentina.

So far, some users who have tried this novelty have assured that when it works it works very well, but there are times when it does not transcribe.

This is because you do not understand what was said or spoken in a language that is not currently enabled.

The big advantage is that all transcripts will be processed on the device and will not be shared with WhatsApp or Apple servers, giving high priority to privacy terms.

A few weeks ago, WhatsApp had announced new security measures with the aim of preventing several of the cybercrimes that have gained the most ground in recent times: account theft, identity theft and virtual scams.

Until now, Meta's messaging platform has various security layers to protect the privacy of its users, mainly the protection of personal messages with end-to-end encryption;

although this shielding is not enough to counteract the changing plans of cybercriminals.

look too

Facebook agreed to pay $725 million to its users for a data breach: how to apply

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Source: clarin

All tech articles on 2023-04-24

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