iOS 17 brings new features in the Phone, FaceTime and Messages apps

iOS 17 poster

The first news announced at WWDC 2023 have been within iOS 17. In fact, they have been the Phone, FaceTime and Messages apps that have received the first functions. Above all, artificial intelligence has been integrated to transcribe the audios within Messages, new ways of showing calls and the concept of Live Voicemail, that allows the transcription of the answering machine messages so that you decide whether or not to take the call.

Big news coming to Phone, FaceTime and Messages in iOS 17

La app Telefóno receives great news. Among them, a new form of expression: the Contact Posters which are a kind of letter of introduction for our contacts. We can personalize them with photos, memojis, striking fonts with vertical text (for Chinese). These elements not only appear in calls and video calls but are part of the iOS contact card. Personalization is similar to lock screen customization with an unlimited amount of changes. Callkey It will arrive as a development kit for developers to integrate them into VoIP apps.

Also added Live Voicemail, When someone calls and the answering machine goes off, you will see a transcript of what they are saying to decide what to do next, whether to take the call or send a message, for example. For FaceTime Apple has added the ability to leave messages in the form of video in case we don't pick up the call. Finally, in the Messages app, a new search engine with search filters to increase the search capacity.

iOS 17 poster

It also integrates a indicator that jumps to the first message that we have not read when we have many messages to read. On the other hand, the audios are also transcribed at the moment so you can read them even when you can't hear it. On the other hand, they launch the function check-in, to make sure you're okay when you go for a run or come home. Notifications are sent to the people you want, they can also check the battery you have left and the location where you are. The location of the applications that now appear in a menu that occupies the entire screen with a new scroll from the bottom is also modified.

Finally, add the Stickers as an "extra" app in the pure WhatsApp style. These stickers work as a kind of reactions that can be applied to any content that has been sent to us. There are also the Live Stickers that can be created thanks to the photos captured in Live.

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