This year, Meta formerly known as Facebook, rolled out many features to WhatsApp. The company announced new AI-powered chat shortcuts for WhatsApp Messenger. The new feature is already in the testing phase and available for both Android and iPhone users on the beta channel. Read on to learn more about the new AI features coming to our beloved WhatsApp Messenger.
Meta made its intentions clear at its annual Meta Connect Conference event, where, the tech titan unveiled its newest VR headset, RayBan Smart Glasses, and the new Meta AI features. Initially, the new AI chatbot was limited to a few users in the US in beta, now the company is planning to expand new features to more users with the latest beta updates.
AI Chats is one of the new features available to WhatsApp beta users. WABetaInfo already shared screenshots of the new chat screen interface. The user interface is different on both Android and iPhone. Here are the screenshots from both platforms.
On iOS, the chatbot icon appears on the top navigation bar, placed on the left side of the Camera icon. On Android, the AI-powered chatbot shortcut gets a place above the new chats button.
Another thing to keep in mind is, you need to install the newest version of WhatsApp Beta on your smartphone. If you own an iPhone, then you should install the latest testflight build 126.96.36.199 or newer version. Android users need to join the Google Play Beta Program to install the WhatsApp Beta (188.8.131.52 or newer) to get access to the new AI-powered features.
The Chatbot shortcut is not the only artificial intelligence feature coming to WhatsApp; Meta has been testing many Generative AI features including AI Stickers, AI Chats, Photorealistic Image Generation compatibility, and more.
For the time being, all these features are under testing and available in beta to select users in limited regions. These features will be available to everyone in the future, as always there’s no ETA shared by Meta. But, you can add Meta AI chatbot to your group chats to creative images using Generative AI, make stickers, and more.
The Meta AI chatbot has a set of 28 chatbots with different cultural icons and influencers, including Snoop Dogg, Tom Brady, Kendall Jenner, and Naomi Osaka. These new AI-powered chatbots are powered by Meta’s recently announced Llama 2 language model. Llama 2 brings various improvements doubled length of input queries and up to 40% more data being used to train this model.
People prefer WhatsApp over any other instant messaging apps for its simplicity and cleaner interface. It will be interesting to see how users react to the new Generative AI features, particularly the AI chatbot, as the shortcut is placed directly on the chats screen, just above the new chats button.
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