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Facebook testing voice transcription feature in Messenger ahead of official rollout

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Facebook testing voice transcription feature in Messenger ahead of official rollout

Facebook brought voice messages to its chat app Messenger in 2013, and the corporate is making improvements to that feature in its recent update via mechanically transcribing those audio messages into textual content. The corporate is lately testing the feature with a tiny subset of Messenger’s greater than 500 million customers ahead of a approaching release in the close to long run.

In addition to Messenger’s voice transcription capacity, the company introduced shopping for a a success boutique layout company which has created common cellular programs and on-line products and services, together with the learn-later app Readability and the emerging running a blog platform Medium.

Facebook’s Messenger lead David Marcus writes:
We’re all the time running on how you can make Messenger extra helpful. As many of you already know, we already be offering a feature that permits folks to ship voice clips to their pals with no need to sort out the textual content. Today we're beginning to roll out a small check that is helping folks learn the voice clips they obtain as an alternative of having to play them out loud. So, as an example, when you’re at a live performance or in a gathering, and would like to learn a voice clip from a family member, you presently can should you’re phase of the small check we’re rolling out. Our plan is to check this feature at a tiny scale for now and we’re taking a look ahead to seeing what you assume of it prior to making the revel in extra extensively to be had.
Facebook additionally showed shopping for Teehan+Lax, the layout company at the back of the learn-later app Readability, the running a blog platform Medium and the social information reader Prismatic.

Launched in Toronto in 2002, the layout keep helped Facebook’s advert concentrated on carrier Atlas relaunch a brand new and made over product, web site and logo.

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