Chatbot for Facebook and WhatsApp generates images with AI
Meta is adding about 20 new AI features to Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. Most of the features are coming to the Meta AI chatbot, such as generating images via text.
The new functionality for the Meta AI chatbot should further expand its capabilities for web search, via Bing, and i... Read more
WhatsApp now supports passkeys in Android app
WhatsApp is starting to adopt passkeys as security authentication for users of its Android application.
According to WhatsApp, Android users can now log into the messaging app more easily and securely using facial recognition, a fingerprint or a PIN. This replaces the existing SMS authentication... Read more
WhatsApp Channels are now globally available
Meta has now expanded its WhatsApp feature WhatsApp Channels to more than 150 countries, giving it global coverage. At the same time, new functionality has also been added.
In June of this year, WhatsApp launched its Channels functionality. It lets users easily, reliably and privately receive im... Read more
WhatsApp tests feature to send messages directly to Telegram and Signal
Meta, as one of the designated gatekeepers, will have to comply with the Digital Markets Act. The social media giant has immediately started implementing the legislation on WhatsApp.
Last week, the European Commission announced which companies meet the term "gatekeeper" and thus must comply wit... Read more
WhatsApp is testing group voice chats for up to 32 users
The latest beta version of WhatsApp on Android has a brand new voice chat feature. Up to 32 people can join a session.
Should the new feature also end up in conventional WhatsApp, Discord and Slack will have a new alternative to contend with that has the same capability. Parent company Meta's Me... Read more
WhatsApp can now migrate chat history via QR code
WhatsApp has released new functionality for migrating chats to a new smartphone. This can now be done using a QR code.
Migrating chat sessions from an existing smartphone to a new one is now faster and easier via a QR code. The messaging service announced this recently.
To migrate the chats,... Read more
WhatsApp will silence spam calls and give more privacy control
WhatsApp will soon add new functionality that will stop calls from unknown numbers from ringing. It will also expand privacy controls. This after the Meta messaging service received many complaints from end users from India.
The new functionality should counter the number of spam calls WhatsApp ... Read more
Meta comes with generative AI in WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram
Meta is going to add generative AI to WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram. CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently showed off the features during an internal meeting.
During the meeting, Zuckerberg showed off new generative AI functionality for WhatsApp and Messenger. For example, the messaging services will... Read more
WhatsApp introduces channels: a private broadcast tool for updates
According to parent company Meta, the new Channels feature is slated to be a reliable and private way for individuals and organizations to share important updates with their followers. Designed to enhance communication, Channels will be accessible through a dedicated Updates tab within WhatsApp.
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WhatsApp to introduce screen-sharing and usernames
Beta testers are now being treated to screen-sharing capabilities during video chats, allowing them to share their phone screens with others. But that's not all—WhatsApp is also working on a username feature that could revolutionize how people connect without divulging their phone numbers. So, ho... Read more