Whatsapp introduces an AI chatbot with a new shortcut in its latest beta

Baku, November 21, AZERTAC

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been causing ripples across various applications on Android and other operating systems. Microsoft’s Copilot has found its place on Windows, while Google is making strides with its Bard chatbot and Search Labs experiments, captivating the interest of testers. Simultaneously, Meta is introducing an AI assistant to its suite of platforms, encompassing Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Notably, this AI chatbot is now undergoing a widespread rollout on WhatsApp, according to gizchina.com.
In September of this year, Meta had revealed its intentions to explore the realm of AI chatbots for its widely-used services. At that juncture, the implementation closely resembled the models presented by OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. Llama 2, a substantial language model, played a pivotal role in facilitating fluid and lifelike conversations. Additionally, a partnership with Microsoft Bing empowered the AI to efficiently search the web for answers to user queries. The AI’s versatility allowed users to pose any question or experiment with platform-specific features, such as AI-generated visual effects for Instagram photos. However, during this phase, only a select group of testers were granted access to these cutting-edge AI tools.
After several months of beta testing, it seems Meta has fine-tuned its AI offerings. WABetaInfo recently identified a new AI-powered chat shortcut in WhatsApp, signaling a broader rollout, at least within the beta channel—a positive development that suggests eventual availability in the stable channel.
The new shortcut for initiating a chat with AI appears as a floating action button (FAB) positioned just above the new message FAB in the Chats tab on WhatsApp. The distinctive design of this launch shortcut—a multicolor circle within a pale gray button—significantly streamlines access to Meta’s AI in WhatsApp. This is a departure from its previous location within the Contacts section. Making the feature more visible to users, especially those encountering it for the first time.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta version is currently compatible with this AI-powered feature. And there are reports of some testers witnessing it even on the older version The availability of the former on the Play Store raises expectations that the AI chatbot on WhatsApp is inching closer to a stable channel release. In addition to this noteworthy development, the messaging app is already rolling out other significant features to users, including seamless integration with DocuSign for simplified digital signatures and voice chats tailored for larger groups—eliminating the need to initiate a disruptive voice call involving every participant.
As the integration of AI into popular communication platforms like WhatsApp becomes more prevalent, users can anticipate a more intuitive and engaging experience. Meta’s strategic moves in this direction exemplify the industry’s commitment to harnessing the potential of AI to enhance the functionality of everyday applications. As these advancements continue, users can look forward to a future where AI seamlessly integrates into their digital interactions, making tasks more efficient and enjoyable.

World 2023-11-21 20:03:00