WhatsApp users will soon be able to dictate messages through smart glasses. The feature seems to be tied to Facebook Assistant and it will be locked to Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses.
XDA-Developers team found new evidence in the latest WhatsApp Beta 22.214.171.124, which includes a range of data indicating that WhatsApp was developing a feature that would allow users to dictate messages through Facebook Assistant on specific wearable devices.
As per the report, the new feature will allow Ray-Ban Stories owners to dictate messages into the device’s microphone. It will allow a user to send commands to Facebook Assistant. The smart assistant will directly send a message to a friend on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp’s parent company Meta back in September launched its first pair of smart glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban parent EssilorLuxottica. Ray-Ban Stories look pretty low-profile and will allow users to capture photos and videos with the help of two 5-megapixel cameras.
Wearers will also be able to listen to music and attend phone calls using the in-frame speakers and microphone. The glasses weigh under 50 grams and will come with a leather hard-shell charging case.
Meanwhile, Meta is also reportedly planning to launch AR glasses under its Project Nazare initiative by 2024. The company is also aiming to launch the first model in two years, followed by a “lighter, more advanced” model in 2026, and a third model in 2028.
Meta’s AR glasses are expected to be priced higher than the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset which is available at $299 due to pricier materials.
Meta’s upcoming AR glasses are expected to operate independently of a smartphone. Like other smart glasses, it’ll also have an exterior camera, stereo audio, and one would even be able to communicate with other users’ holograms. As per reports, it will be based on Android and offer “full” AR – complete with 3D visuals and eye-tracking.
WhatsApp users will soon be able to dictate messages through smart glasses. The feature seems to be tied to Facebook Assistant and it will be locked to Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. XDA-Developers team found new evidence in the latest WhatsApp Beta 126.96.36.199, which includes a