WhatsApp seen working on AI-powered image editor, Ask Meta AI feature

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According to details shared by the feature tracker, WhatsApp is currently working on a feature that will let users edit their images using an editing tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI). When this feature is rolled out to users in the future, users may be able to quickly modify the background of an image, restyle it or 'enlarge' it using AI. Meanwhile, the company is also working on a feature that will let users ask questions to the company's 'Meta AI' service directly from the search bar.

According to feature tracker WABetaInfo, a feature tracker with a good track record of spotting new features on the messaging app before they are rolled out, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 2.24.7.13 update includes code for an AI-powered image editor. Is. This feature, which is still in development, cannot currently be tested by users who have signed up to receive the beta version of the app.

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WhatsApp's upcoming AI-powered features
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In a screenshot published by WABetaInfo, an early version of the feature is visible on the interface that is shown when sending images on WhatsApp for Android. There is a green icon located at the top left HD The icon is visible, and tapping it displays three options background, restyleAnd Increase, Since the feature is still being developed, it is currently unclear what each of these features does.

Meanwhile, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.24.7.14 includes details of another feature discovered by WABetaInfo. Feature trackers have spotted the ability to use the search bar at the top of the app to ask questions to Meta AI – the company's generative AI assistant for Meta products designed to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT.

It's worth noting that both of these features are still being developed so you won't be able to test them even after updating to the latest version of the app. These features are likely to be refined and improved, then rolled out to testers on the beta channel before being rolled out to all users. They are also expected to make their way to users on iOS, leading to feature parity on both mobile platforms.


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