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WhatsApp adds text detection on iOS



WhatsApp, which Meta owns, has recently introduced a new feature called “picture-in-picture” for video calls on iOS devices. Now it is working on adding two new features to the iOS and Android apps, according to WABetaInfo.
Text detection for WhatsApp on iOS
One of these features is text detection, which would make it easier for users to extract text from images they receive on WhatsApp. This feature could be especially helpful for business or work-related conversations where documents and images are frequently shared.
The newest update of WhatsApp for iOS version 23.5.77 offers the capability to extract text from an image, which was previously restricted to beta testers only.
If you wish to try out this feature, open an image that contains text and search for the new button that has been added. Once you click this button, you can copy the text from the image directly. However, it’s worth noting that this feature can only be accessed on iOS 16 and isn’t supported by view once images, which provide an additional layer of privacy.
Text detection is only available to iPhone users, and it is not known when the feature will come for Android smartphones.
WhatsApp users may soon be able to “Limit poll to only one choice”
The other feature in the works is called “Limit poll to only one choice.” Currently, WhatsApp allows users to create polls with multiple answer options, but this new feature would limit the poll to only one choice. This could be useful in situations where a user wants a clear-cut answer or when they do not want people to select more than one option.
With the upcoming update, there will be a toggle in the poll composer, which can be seen in the attached screenshot. This toggle enables users to limit poll responses to a single choice. This option can minimise potential confusion and ambiguity, allowing for more accurate identification of the most popular choice.
As of now, it’s uncertain when the Limit poll to only one choice will be available, as it’s still in the development phase and is expected to be included in a future update of the app.



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