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WhatsApp for iOS will get textual content detection: What is it and the right way to use

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WhatsApp text detection feature is available with WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77 update

Meta-owned WhatsApp is broadly rolling out a brand new characteristic for iPhone customers. According to a report by WaBetaInfo, the newest WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77 replace brings the flexibility to extract textual content proper off a picture.

Available on Apple App Store, the replace’s changelog, nevertheless, doesn’t point out the textual content detection characteristic. It solely states the flexibility to file a voice be aware and share it by way of Status together with different options. But WaBetaInfo in its report confirms that extra individuals who set up the replace will have the ability to use this characteristic.

What is WhatsApp textual content detection characteristic?

The characteristic permits customers to extract textual content from photographs shared on WhatsApp. Once the characteristic is obtainable, customers might want to open a picture that incorporates textual content and they’re going to see a brand new button that lets them copy textual content from the picture.

Readers should be aware that the characteristic is barely accessible on iOS 16 as WhatsApp makes use of iOS 16 APIs to detect textual content inside photographs. Additionally, the characteristic is just not appropriate with view as soon as photographs for added privateness.

In different information, WhatsApp is reportedly engaged on a brand new characteristic that may make it simpler to acknowledge messages acquired from unknown contacts in WhatsApp group chats. According to a report by WaBetaInfo, the moment messaging app has launched the newest WhatsApp beta for Android replace from the Play Store. The replace brings enchancment to the characteristic that WhatsApp launched in December 2022 which swapped numbers with push names within the message bubble of group chats.

As per a screenshot shared within the report, everytime a consumer will obtain a message from an unknown contact in a bunch chat, they’ll see a push identify as a substitute of the cell quantity within the chat record. Same characteristic has additionally been launched to some iOS beta testers after putting in the WhatsApp beta for iOS replace.

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