Supersonic – Voice Messaging App by Google’s Area 120

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is back with a brand new app. This time, it is available for both iOS and Android devices.

The app in question is called Supersonic, and it is described as a voice messaging app. At first glance, Supersonic appears identical to many other messaging apps such as WhatsApp.

However, the thing that differentiates Supersonic from other messaging app is the lack of a keyboard, opting instead for voice input.

voice input

In order to use Supersonic, the user must hold down the mic button and speak. The app would then transcribe what you’ve said into a text message, complete with emojis. And just in case the transcription makes no sense, Supersonic will also include the original audio message with it, although said audio message will disappear once it’s heard.

original audio mesages

Much like many other chat services, Supersonic will let you hold one-on-one and group conversations. Unlike other chat services, Supersonic also has a "Lounge" area that users can join. Those who enter the Lounge will makes themselves visible to other people in the area, allowing them to strike up a conversation with complete strangers.