The benchmark for new WhatsApp features, WABetaInfio site shows us that WhatsApp build 23.5.77 for iOS, in other words the new Meta messaging update, will offer a great feature to all iPhone owners. In order for them to take advantage of it, make sure their device is running iOS 16.
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So what is this cool feature that Android smartphones won’t have? This text detection. Under this somewhat plain name hides a very useful functionality. Sometimes taking a photo of a document is much faster than manually copying it. Or you want to copy an inspirational quote shared by one of your friends. WhatsApp can now extract text from a photo.
WhatsApp on iOS now has the ability to extract text from photos
Copying the text in a photo is now very simple. Take out your smartphone, tap the photo with the text to be copied. Long-press the area you want to convert (even if it means correcting the selection made by iOS), then select the “Copy” option. All you have to do is paste the text content into the application of your choice. As you can see in the quick screenshot, detection works with any type of textwhether handwritten or printed.
In addition, WhatsApp version 23.5.77 introduces two more interesting new features. Now you can use voice memo and share it as status. To do this, go to the Status tab, press the pencil icon, Tap and hold the microphone icon to record. Additionally, WhatsApp now supports picture-in-picture functionality; that means you can open an app other than WhatsApp during a video without pausing the video.