Sending a voice note over a messaging app is a convenient mechanism for the sender. However, the recipient of a voice note may perceive the voice note to be inconvenient and imposing on their time. This occurs since speaking is faster than typing and is more convenient for the sender, but listening is usually slower than reading and is less convenient for the recipient. This disclosure describes a messaging application that automatically converts a sender’s voice note to text and provides an option for the sender to send the transcribed text as an attachment with the voice note. The techniques also enable the recipient of a voice note to independently convert it to text. At the recipient end, the recipient can choose to look at the transcribed text or hear the voice note or both, and search for words present in the text version of the voice note.

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