WhatsApp Spotted Working on Call Scheduling, Voice Note Transcription Features: All Details
WhatsApp is working on the ability to schedule calls in groups and receive transcriptions of voice notes, according to details shared by a feature tracker.
WhatsApp is working on the ability to schedule calls on an upcoming version of the messaging app, according to details shared by a feature tracker. The popular messaging service could let users schedule calls with members of the same group, who will be notified when the call begins. WhatsApp is also working on the ability to transcribe voice notes, several months after it was first spotted in development. Transcriptions could take place on the device, and may only be supported on recent smartphones.
According to details shared by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging service is developing a new feature that will allow users in a group chat to schedule a call. The feature could come in handy for groups where the members have agreed to a specific time for a call. The feature is still in development, which means that beta testers cannot currently try out the ability to schedule calls.
A screenshot of the feature shared by WABetaInfo, likely via reverse engineering, shows a new Schedule Call option that appears when selecting the call button on version 22.214.171.124 of WhatsApp beta for Android. Tapping the option displays a card that allows users to enter a title, select a date and time, and then tap the Create button. According to the image, users will be notified when a call is scheduled and when the call begins.