How to know what a WhatsApp audio says without playing it or marking it as read

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The problem with these applications is that they usually require you to open the chat and share the voice note with the application, which marks the chat as read with its corresponding blue double check. If you want, you can also convert a WhatsApp audio to text without anyone knowing that you read itin ninja mode.

What does that voice memo say?

If they just sent you an audio on WhatsApp and you don’t want to listen to it or want the conversation to be marked as read, there is still hope. By joining two popular WhatsApp tricks you can convert a voice memo to audio without anyone knowing. Please note that this trick will work only if you have auto-download of audio enabled, which is the default setting.

The first thing you are going to need is to get an app that converts audio to text in which you can import your own files and includes support for Spanish. In Google Play there are many apps to convert audio to text, but there are not that many that can import files: we have used Voice to Text, although any similar application would do.



  • Developer: Dong Qi Technology
  • Download it at: google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Tools

After installing it, open the app to grant the necessary permissions (the phone one is necessary) and the next step will be to find the audio that you just received

You can use any file manager, like Google Files, and go to the folder where WhatsApp saves voice memos. You must enter Internal storage > Android > Media > com.whatsapp > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Voice Notes, plus the most recent subfolder. Google Files sorts folders chronologically, so you’ll find the most recent at the bottom.


Locate the voice memo file you want to convert to text (if in doubt, tap on it and it will open in an audio player). Press the menu button ⋮ and choose Share. Choose from the list audio to text and, already in the application, select Import audio (Spanish). The app also supports Chinese, English and Japanese.

The application will take a little time to think, depending on the duration of the clip (the app supports audio up to 5 hours) and then it will show you the plain text transcript in a form, with the option to copy or share the text. You can also play the audio.


The advantage of Voice to Text is that it tries to add punctuation as points, something other similar applications fail to do. Also, using this method the audio is not shown as read in whatsappso it will continue with the gray double tick until you open the chat.