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Meta and Ray-Ban’s story specs are adding WhatsApp support

Meta and Ray-Bans story lenses add WhatsApp support, allowing users to make hands-free calls, send text messages and listen to loud messages. The addition follows a rollout of similar Facebook Messenger features last year, and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says users will soon be able to reply directly to WhatsApp and Messenger messages with voice commands.

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The new features, partially leaked in April, integrate storage more closely with the meta ecosystem. They are continuing Meta’s steps towards becoming a virtual and augmented reality company as well as a social networking site. Even after the delay in Meta’s full-fledged consumer AR glasses rollout, they created an audio-centric AR with a potential stopgap, its existing hardware lineup. It follows the lead of companies like Bose, which has introduced and discontinued AR audio glasses as well as a set of Amazon echo frames. Stories, of course, also retain their key features: capturing photos and videos to post on Facebook.

For now, however, the new feature will have a limited impact on many WhatsApp users as stories are available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Australia – not huge WhatsApp markets like India and Brazil.

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