How to make WhatsApp read your text messages out loud and listen to them

WhatsApp has become today one of the most used instant messaging applications, because from this application, you can make use of these messages unlimitedly, by using a data network of your telephone company, or from a Wi-Fi network.

With this application it is possible to send any type of message, be it text, images, videos and even voice notes, thus allowing a user accessibility in different ways.

It is also possible to make your cell phone read these text messages on speakerphone so that in this way you can listen to it, which is ideal for those who have some visual difficultyl. This can be done by modifying your cell phone settings or by using applications.

How to listen to text messages from iOS?

In the most recent updates, this application has managed to make this function possible from the iOS system, since it is only necessary to use the virtual assistant, called “Siri”. This is accomplished as follows:

siri virtual assistant logo

  1. The first thing to take into account is that it is necessary that you have updated both your cell phone and the WhatsApp application, and also go to the assistant’s setting and allow the access to WhatsApp.
  2. Then this is only enough to make use of Siri, which is achieved by saying the following command “Siri, read me the latest WhatsApp messages“.
  3. Automatically, this virtual assistant will begin to narrate all those WhatsApp messages that you have not read before.
  4. When encountering unread messages, this assistant will tell you the name of the contact, the time they arrived and what the message says, including even the emoticons.
  5. Then, the assistant will ask you if you want to answer using voice commands.
  6. Remember that this option only works when there are unread messages in the application. There is the option to use the Google assistant “Google assistant” you just have to change it.

How to listen to text messages from Android?

From our Android devices, it is possible to listen to our messages, thanks to a virtual assistant, which is also installed by default which can help us with our goal of reading text messages.

The main virtual assistant for Android is “Google assistant”, this will help you listen not only to WhatsApp text messages, but to any other message from another application that you want. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Once on your cell phone, you must enter the application panel and press on the application “configurations“.
  2. Then you must go to where it says “notifications“. Press on this.
  3. Looking for the option “access to notifications“and once there we just have to activate the Google option.
  4. After this, you just have to say the following command to your Google assistant “ok Google, read my messages.

google virtual assistant logo

Sometimes it is possible that the wizard does not recognize commands in Spanish, so you can say it in English “ok Google read my messanges”. In this way the assistant will read the messages found in the notifications.

Assistant on Samsung devices

It is also possible to read any message or statement from our Samsung devices, by activating the voice assistant function, which is achieved as follows:

  1. Once on your cell phone, you must go to central panel of applications and go to where is “settings”. Press.
  2. Once inside it, you must slide and press where it says accessibility.
  3. You press where it says “vision” and then on “voice assistant”.
  4. Once there, you just have to activate the assistant switch.
  5. Immediately this happens, the cell phone will show you and teach the step by step to make use of this wizard.

One of the problems of this is how tedious it becomes to handle the cell phone, because things change a bit, an advantage is that you can read everything that is written.

Other alternatives on Android

If the assistant has no effect, does not work or is not installed, there are other applications that will help you, to be able to read the messages, which are in the notifications area, these applications can read both those of WhatsApp, as those of any application, among the most used is Hatomico, MacroDroid Y ReaditToMe.

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