How To Activate Voice Dictation on WhatsApp


To activate the dictation in WhatsApp you just have to enable the microphone that is on the keyboard. This is the most convenient way to talk on WhatsApp and write.

You can also write voice messages on WhatsApp without touching your cell phone thanks to the Google application.

Obviously, it is not necessary to install an additional application to dictate by voice in WhatsApp (although you could).

Procedures to activate Dictation on WhatsApp

In the same keyboard, there is the microphone option for voice dictation in WhatsApp.

To activate the microphone in WhatsApp, tap on the text box to display the keyboard. You have to touch on the key that has the figure of a microphone (if it does not work make a long pressure). Commonly, this key is to the left of the spacebar.


The advantage of this method is that an internet connection is not usually necessary. If this is not the case, make sure you have downloaded the voice data in Settings> Language> Text to pronounce.

Dictation by Voice with Google

You can also write messages by voice using the Google application. The good thing about this method is that you can send messages by WhatsApp without touching the cell phone.

It’s all about running the Google voice assistant and pronouncing the voice command “Send WhatsApp message to Javier” (or the name of the contact you’re going to write to). Then everything consists in dictating the message and confirming the sending. The assistant will ask you both and you will do everything with your voice.


The voice assistant can be executed by saying the OK Google command to the phone, or by pressing the microphone button found in the search box of the Google application.

This is a powerful tool, which not only allows you to write by voice in WhatsApp but also serves for SMS. In addition, there are many commands to control Android by voice in multiple ways.

In this case, this functionality requires an internet connection.

Write by voice on WhatsApp with application

Touchless Chat is an application that will not only allow you to dictate by voice in WhatsApp, but it will even read your messages and give you the option to answer without touching your cell phone.

If you have already activated the OK Google function mentioned above, you have almost all the work done. The rest is to open the app and follow the steps of the configuration of the wizard. Finally, the Touchless Chat widget must be added to the home screen. Just one tap on that widget and you can dictate the message to a specific contact by voice. The application will send it automatically.

Touchless also serves to dictate by voice on Facebook and SMS.In this case, an internet connection is also necessary.

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