Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also shared his support on his Facebook handle. “Launching more hands-free features for Ray-Ban Stories today. You can now make calls, read messages, and send encrypted messages end-to-end with WhatsApp. Soon you can directly Will also be able to reply to Messenger or WhatsApp messages with voice commands,” Zuckerberg wrote. Zuckerberg is seen wearing Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses in the picture shared with Poser.
This means that the partnership will offer users of Ray-Ban Stories new hands-free features aimed at improving compatibility with WhatsApp on both Android and iOS devices. The integration will allow users to make hands-free calls, send text messages and read messages aloud. Users can take photos and videos as well as listen to music
WhatsApp support is only available in these regions
Ray Ban smart glass users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Australia will be able to experience this feature only. The company has not yet rolled out this feature in India.
In 2021, Meta added similar functionality to Facebook Messenger For Ray-Ban Stories. The Facebook CEO also announced that users will soon be able to directly reply to Messenger or WhatsApp messages using voice commands.
For those unaware, Facebook announced its foray into the smart glasses space in the year 2018 with the launch of Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses in partnership with eyewear giant Essilor Luxottica.