Meta integrates WhatsApp with Ray-Ban Stories glasses, supports user call messaging

The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta is adding more hands-free capabilities to its Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. The new capabilities allow Ray-Ban Stories users with WhatsApp to send end-to-end encrypted messages, make calls, and listen to message readouts. This comes a few months after Meta added similar functionality to its flagship messaging service Facebook Messenger.

“Launching more hands-free features for Ray-Ban Stories today. You can now make calls, listen to message readouts, and send end-to-end encrypted messages with WhatsApp. Soon you’ll be on Messenger.” Or even directly reply to WhatsApp messages with voice commands,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall.

Let us know that earlier in April, new features were leaked. According to the social networking giant, users’ personal messages and calls are protected with end-to-end encryption, which means Meta, WhatsApp and other third parties cannot read or listen to them.

In March this year, the company announced the launch of its first smart glasses Ray-Ban Stories in four new countries. The smart glasses were launched last year in partnership with EssilorLuxottica. Starting at 329 euros, Ray-Ban Stories have been available both online and in select brick-and-mortar stores in Spain, Austria and Belgium starting March, and in France through April.

Ray-Ban Stories made its debut in September 2021 in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the UK. The company also unveiled new color and lens variations and software features, including the ability to use voice commands in French and Italian. In all markets in March.

Meanwhile, amid recession fears, the tech giant is hoping to say goodbye to some employees as a report said the platform has asked managers to identify people for layoffs.

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