WhatsApp Adds New Feature: Copy Text From Images, Set Voice In Status

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Meta-owned Whatsapp is one of the widely used instant messaging apps in India as well as across the world. It is now seen adding new features every now and then, and this is mandatory to continue also. Recently, Whatsapp has released two new features in iOS. iPhone users can now extract text from the images and set voice notes as a status update on Whatsapp. Both features were under testing for some time and are now widely available to iPhone users.

The ability to copy text from the image is only available to iPhone users under one condition. In the latest report, WABetaInfo says Whatsapp is rolling out the ability to copy text from images to all iPhone users having iOS 16. This software version is mandatory because iOS 16 is integrated with APIs to detect and copy text from the images. Even this requirement is the same for WhatsApp’s recent sticker maker tool that allows users to create stickers within WhatsApp itself.

The feature requires WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77 update, although the report also mentions that certain users may be able to access the same feature after installing the earlier 23.5.75 version. Once it is available, the process of extracting text from images appears to be simple. When you open a text-filled image, a button to copy the text from the image will be visible. However, due to privacy concerns, you won’t be able to do that with “view once” pictures.

The facility to set voice notes as a status update is another fairly useful iPhone feature rolling out. Users must have the iOS 23.5.75 update of WhatsApp installed in order to use the functionality, according to WABetaInfo. It also appears to be a simple and useful procedure to set up a voice as a status. Go to the Status tab, click on the pencil symbol, then hold the microphone icon to begin recording. Existing voice notes in chat can also be posted as status by users. However, keep in mind that voice notes in status are limited to 30 seconds lengthy.

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