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Meta’s New AI Feature Transforms Text into Images on WhatsApp

Meta launched a real-time AI image generator in WhatsApp beta (US). Users type "Imagine" and a text prompt to create images


Meta has officially launched a beta version of its real-time AI image generation feature for WhatsApp users in the United States. This innovative functionality allows users to transform text prompts into dynamic images directly within their conversations. By initiating a prompt with the word “Imagine,” users can witness the creation of an image that evolves in real-time as they refine their description. For instance, starting with a prompt like “Imagine a soccer game on Mars” leads the AI to adjust the imagery from a simple soccer player to a complete Martian soccer field scenario.

Enhanced Image Quality and Animation

The technology behind this feature, Meta Llama 3, has been enhanced to produce images of superior sharpness and quality. It has also shown improvements in its ability to incorporate text into these images, making the generated visuals more precise and detailed. Furthermore, Meta has introduced the capability for users to animate any image, offering the option to convert static images into GIFs for sharing. This addition not only enriches the user experience on but also extends the interactive possibilities within chats.

Broader AI Feature Rollout

This real-time image generation feature is part of Meta's larger initiative to integrate AI capabilities across all its platforms, including , , and Messenger. The aim is to enrich user interactions and provide novel ways to communicate and express ideas through . While currently available to US users on WhatsApp and through Meta AI for the web, there is anticipation for a wider rollout that will allow more users globally to access and utilize these advanced AI features.

Meta's commitment to integrating AI into its suite of applications underscores the company's direction towards more interactive and immersive user experiences. As AI technology continues to evolve, such features are expected to become a staple in digital communication, offering users new ways to visualize and share their thoughts in real-time.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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