Pixel 5 and 4a 5G are the latest offerings from Google that have been released yesterday in an online event. As always, there are plenty of new features that these devices are packing.
Notably, out of the bunch of new features, the Recorder app is now getting smarter. In fact, users of Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will be able to edit/cut/crop the recorded audio straight from the transcript itself via the Recorder app.
For the unaware, last year the Recorder app got a bit smarter by bringing real-time transcription. Cut to now, the new Recorder app lets you share your favorite part of the audio more easily.
Since the Recorder app can automatically transcribe any audio, with the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, you can use those transcripts to edit the audio too.
Meaning that you can now simply crop or remove its corresponding part of the audio. This negates the hassle of repeatedly listening to the audio to churn out the exact audio part that you want.
It may sound like a small change, but it is a very important and nifty feature for users who use their smartphones to record interviews or lectures.
The Pixel 5 and 4a 5G Recorder app lets you edit the actual audio portion via transcripts
The feature is pretty straight forward. You choose the audio that you wish to edit. Then the recorder will automatically transcribe the audio file for you.
From the transcription, select the portion of the transcript that you wish to edit, i.e. crop or remove. In this way, you will be able to save the important part of the lecture or interview while removing the unnecessary laughs or crowd noises.
This Recorder feature is one of the highlights of the features that the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G bring to the table. And has been listed in the official blog explaining the features of Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.
The smart scrolling functionality also provides more convenience to the user as it separates words the app thinks is important. Ultimately making a selection of snippets you wish you edit easier to point out.
Note that this Recorder app feature has been listed as the set of new features coming with Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Hence, there is no clarity whether this new functionality will make its way to older Pixel devices or not.
Looking at the past trends, we believe that sooner or later, this feature will surely make its way to older Pixel devices and most probably to other OEM devices as well.
But do not quote us on that, as there is no official confirmation from Google in this regard. We will keep you posted once we have more info on this.