Voicemail Transcription for Android Guide
We have so many different options for contacting friends, family, and colleagues: phone calls, texting, video conferencing, social media, and email. As mobile technology continues to grow and create newer communication options, a lot of people are abandoning older, more traditional methods. Direct messages on platforms like Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Snapchat have made it seem like voicemail messages have gone the way of the fax machine–or maybe even the Pony Express.
But voicemail’s not dead. Whether it’s screening unwanted calls or sharing important information, a lot of people still find that listening to their voicemail (or leaving voicemail messages for others) is an important part of their daily communications.
Plus, a lot of people still like to save their voicemails for many reasons. Maybe your significant other left you a sweet message on your voicemail, and you want to keep it to listen to on a bad day (or after you’ve had a fight!). Perhaps someone left you important legal or other helpful information that you want to save for future reference or to help you make an important decision. Regardless of how you use it, there’s still an important place for voicemails on our phones.
Compared to other messaging methods, however, voicemail is not always easy to use, save, or organize the way you want. Fortunately, there’s a great way to help you better understand, remember, and use the content of your voicemails. Enter transcription.
Why Use Voicemail Transcription?
It’s no surprise that we’re big fans of transcription here at Rev. We’re always brainstorming new ways to use it in our professional and personal lives to work smarter and stay organized. When you transcribe audio files to text, it opens up a whole new level of productivity possibilities.
And yes, that includes voicemails! You may not have thought of using text transcription to save your voicemail messages, but there are some very good reasons to do so.
- Voicemails are often hard to keep and organize on your phone. Once you transcribed your saved voicemail files, you have more options for where and how you organize them.
- Text files take up less storage space on your phone or computer than audio files. Voicemail transcription lets you free up space on your phone.
- It’s easier to share text files than audio or video files. If you have a saved voicemail with information you need to share, you can just copy and paste the transcription into a text message, email, or another document.
- The majority of the population is made up of visual learners, meaning they remember information best by seeing it, rather than by hearing or performance. If you’re a visual learner, then transcribing your voicemails to text can help you better remember and apply any important information they may contain.
So whether you’re involved in a legal proceeding and need to save any interactions you have with another party, or you need to remember details about an upcoming appointment or save directions that someone gave you, having a text version of your voicemail can be valuable.
Use Rev Voice Recorder to Transcribe Voicemails With Android
If you’re an Android mobile phone user and want to transcribe your voicemails and better organize your voicemail inbox, we’ve got a simple, convenient option for you.
Did you know that the Rev Voice Recorder app is available for both iPhone and Android? Even better, you can download and use it for free. Recommended by industry experts from PCMag and CreditDonkey, this app makes life easier for anyone who needs to record, share, store, manage, or transcribe audio files.
We’ve made it as easy as possible for Android users to get started with the Rev Voice Recorder:
- Search “rev voice recorder” in the Google Play store.
- Hit “Install” to download the app.
- Open the app and start using.
The Rev Voice Recorder app is simple and easy to use for recording, storing, or managing high-quality audio. This works for recording interviews, meetings, personal notes, brainstorming sessions, and even audio files stored elsewhere on your phone.
So where does transcription come in?
Despite its name, the Rev Voice Recorder offers more than just recording your voice. This app also allows you to store any other audio files, and then order transcriptions of those files with just one tap.
For only $1 per audio minute, you can get your voicemail files transcribed by professionals with 99% accuracy or better, and sent to you in 12 hours or less!
First, you have to get the voicemail audio file you want to save to the Rev Voice Recorder. From there, you can use the app to order a transcription of the audio file.
So how do you do that? For Android phones, the process of saving a voicemail can vary depending on your phone model, the voicemail app you use, and your service provider. But these general instructions should help you get the job done.
1. Download the Rev Voice Recorder app
You can find the Rev Voice Recorder app for free in the iTunes and Google app store.
2. Find the voicemail recording to save
Open your phone’s voicemail app, whether it’s the stock app that came with your phone or a third-party voicemail app you’ve downloaded. Find the message you want to save and tap, or tap and hold on the message.
3. Copy the voicemail you want to the Voice Recorder app
You should then see a list of options, including “Copy to Recorder.” Tap this option to copy the voicemail file to the Rev Voice Recorder. You may also see a “Share” option that allows you to copy the recording to the Rev Voice Recorder.
4. Transcribe the recording in Rev Voice Recorder
Once you’ve copied the voicemail recording file to the Rev Voice Recorder app, you can then submit the recording for transcription with Rev.
Check the recording to make sure you’re using the right audio file, and then tap the “Transcribe” button next to the file.
When the checkout window appears, you can confirm the transcription order details, add additional options like timestamps and speaker names, choose your payment option, and add notes like speaker names.
The Bottom Line
The Rev Voice Recorder is completely free to use for recording, storing, editing, and sharing audio files. The only thing you pay for is when you place an order for a transcript of recorded audio files, which is possible to do within the app for only $1/audio minute. Take advantage of our experienced, trusted transcription services and start getting more value from your voicemails, and all other recorded audio for that matter, today!
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