Now WhatsApp allows you to copy texts from photos: how it works

A few days ago it was learned that WhatsApp added a peculiarity in relation to images with text, since in one of its latest updates added the possibility that users can select and copy texts in the photos. However, for now, this novelty will only be available to those who use the app on iPhone phones.

With this new option, WhatsApp users They will be able to make use of text detection, which is used to copy a word, entire phrases or numbers that appear in the photos that arrive from other chats.

In this way, when you receive an image with text, you can copy the words you want directly from there and then paste that content into any WhatsApp chat and even into another application on your cell phone. both in social networks and in messaging or note apps.

This functionality can be useful in many cases. For example, if someone sends you an image with their bank account number, you will no longer need to enter it manually. By digitizing the content you will be able to extract such digits, which facilitates all the transcription work.

To copy the text of the photos, the first thing to do is Open any chat in WhatsApp and see the image in full screen. Then you can select the content by holding your finger on the word or touching the “detect text” icon. Once a light underline appears over the words, in the menu You can choose between selecting all the text, searching for it on the Internet or, also, obtaining a translation.

Although this tool is currently only available to WhatsApp users who have the application installed on their iPhone phones, It is not ruled out that among the next updates, those who use the Android operating system can also enjoy this function.

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