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WhatsApp texts, calls to work via Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses; Here’s what we know

New Delhi, first published on July 15, 2022 at 10:10 a.m. IST

Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses from Meta will now support WhatsApp. The popular messaging app is now compatible with smart glasses, letting you send messages, check other people’s chats, and even make phone calls. On Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the statement, in which he discusses bringing more cross-integration into smart glass.

“With WhatsApp, you can now make calls, hear message playbacks, and transmit end-to-end encrypted communications. You will soon be able to respond to Messenger or WhatsApp communications directly using voice commands,” he said. said in a post on Facebook.

Glasses are increasingly becoming a strong product for Meta, and the incorporation of WhatsApp into the wearable is another indication that Zuckerberg and company will continue to grow and bring new products to the platform.

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The connection between Ray-Ban Stories glasses and WhatsApp is made possible by the Linked Devices function, which already allows you to connect your WhatsApp account to a PC without having to connect the phone at any time.

Those who own the Ray-Ban Stories can link the gadget to their WhatsApp account and start enjoying the platform’s new features. Meta says all such communications are end-to-end encrypted, although we don’t know how that works when the smart glass reads a WhatsApp conversation from your phone. However, it is important to note that none of these transcriptions are saved on any server or device.

WhatsApp for Android and iOS, with the latest versions enabling compatibility with Ray-Ban Stories glasses, and feature rollout is expected to be slow, so you may have to wait a long time before you can explore these new features.

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At the moment, Ray-Ban Stories eyewear is only available in a few countries, allowing Meta to refine the software and make it more useful to customers.

Last updated July 15, 2022 at 10:10 am IST