WhatsApp Introduces New AI Feature: Here’s How to Access It

WhatsApp introduces new AI feature for select users in certain countries.

  • WhatsApp introduces new AI feature for select users in certain countries.
  • Users can access the feature by updating their app to the latest version available on iOS App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Privacy remains a priority, with end-to-end encryption maintained for personal messages and calls.

WhatsApp has rolled out a new AI feature, gradually reaching users who have set their app language to English in certain countries. The feature is accessed through updating the WhatsApp application to the latest version available on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. While the rollout is still in progress, users in India have widely reported receiving access to the new AI functionality.

To access the AI feature, users can update their WhatsApp app via the respective app stores and keep an eye out for the new functionality, which might appear in different locations within the app depending on the user’s location. In India, for example, users can find the feature conveniently placed at the top of the app bar. This phased rollout aims to gather user feedback to refine the integration and improve user experience.

Regarding privacy, WhatsApp ensures that user searches remain private, with interactions with the Meta AI chatbot only occurring when specifically directed. Suggestions generated by the AI are randomized and not based on personal data, and the end-to-end encryption of personal messages and calls remains intact. Meta has indicated that this feature is currently in a testing phase and may expand to include more users in the coming months based on feedback and reception.