Meta is bringing WhatsApp support to its Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. The popular Messages is now compatible with smart glasses and allows you to send messages, read other chats and even make calls. The announcement was shared on Wednesday by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, who talks about bringing more cross-integration to smart glasses.
“You can now make calls, listen to message readouts, and send encrypted messages end-to-end with WhatsApp. Soon you will be able to reply to Messenger or WhatsApp messages directly with voice commands,” he mentioned in his Facebook post.
Glasses are slowly becoming a solid product for Meta, and integrating WhatsApp into wearables is another sign that Zuckerberg & Co. will continue to add and add its other products to the platform.
The link between Ray-Ban Stories Glasses and WhatsApp works through the Linked Devices feature that lets you already connect your WhatsApp account to a PC without having to keep the phone connected all the time.
People with Ray-Ban Stories can add the device to the linked devices on their WhatsApp account and start using the new features added by the platform. Meta claims that all these messages are end-to-end encrypted, but we’re not sure how this applies when a smart glass reads a WhatsApp chat from your phone. But it’s good to know that none of these transcriptions is stored on a server or device.
Ray-Ban Stories Glasses are available in select countries, which helps Meta to improve the software and make it work more effectively for users.