24 January, 2015

Now, Read Audio Clips on Facebook Messenger

Hey Friends, Hows going on?

We are already aware with Voice Messages in WhatsApp Application. Today I have read one updated news and i want to share with you that Now you can Send Audio Clips on Facebook Messenger Also.

Yeah.. Social networking site Facebook has launched a new feature for its messenger app that automatically transcribes any file sent as a voice recording and lets the people send voice clips to each other.

Facebook Messenger is receiving a sizeable update this evening, introducing thumb-happy texters into the world of real voice messaging (that thing you used to use a phone for). Now, jumping into the application and pressing on the "+" icon will pull up the usual set of messaging attachments with "Record Voice" being the newest option. The recipient can then listen to the recorded message at their leisure (this isn’t push-to-talk).

To send an audio clip, just tap the microphone icon, record the message and send.

The tool listens to the full audio clip and posts a typed version below the audio, media reports said.

The tool has been presently rolled out for a test group.

"We are always working on ways to make Messenger more useful. Facebook offers a feature that lets people send voice clips to their friends without having to type the text," said David Marcus, vice-president of messaging products at Facebook.

"Today, we are starting to roll out a small test that helps people read the voice clips they receive instead of having to play them out loud," he said in a statement.

While some would likely speculate this is Facebook challenging apps like Voxer I must say, sound quality isn't anywhere near the clarity of Voxer. Facebook Messenger voice messages sound like your typical cellular gibberish. Pity. Still, there’s no beating it if you've got your hands full and need to quickly respond to a Facebook buddy.
There’s also talk that Facebook is dabbling in VoIP capabilities for Facebookers in Canada, allowing users to place calls using their phone’s data connection as opposed to cellular voice minutes. Neato. Expect it to arrive stateside in the near future.