It is common for people to receive texts in image format via WhatsApp. Often, these articles are even business information. Thinking of making it easier to extract this information, the messenger launched the photo ceiling detector. However, the novelty is available, for now, only for iPhones.
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The feature uses the iOs16 APIs to select the text content and then provides a button with the option to copy it. The news was revealed by WABetaInfo.
How it works
To use the function, it’s simple: just open a message with text in a picture and select the Copy All button in the lower left corner of the screen. However, the function is not activated in the case of single-view images for privacy reasons.
Finally, it is necessary that the latest iPhone update is iOS 16 to be able to use the feature.
Today there are other ways to copy text from images, however, the tool built into WhatsApp makes the process easier and even saves time. In addition, the new function provides more accessibility, since it has a simple interface and is able to solve the problem of text extraction.
The tool that detects text in images is in version 23.5.77 of the iOS app. In practice, this means that the distribution of the new resource is already available to the general public, bypassing the testing phase.
In short, it is worth noting that you need to update the app before seeing the news. To do this, just go to the App Store and download the latest version of WhatsApp. Android smartphone users will have to wait a little longer: there are still no predictions for a similar feature for this audience.
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