What’s New:
Meta AI, a new AI assistant powered by the cutting-edge Llama 3 model, is now available in WhatsApp for users in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, and Malawi.
This marks a significant step in integrating AI into Meta’s messaging platform, WhatsApp, one of the world’s largest.
Meta AI functions as a digital assistant within WhatsApp, responding to user prompts and requests in English.
Meta AI enhances communication and unlocks creative potential for millions of Africans.
Users can ask questions, generate images in real time based on prompts (like “cat on a keyboard”), and even animate photos.
Meta AI aims to be the most intelligent and user-friendly AI assistant available.
Accessible on smartphones within the aforementioned African countries.
The AI tools integrate seamlessly into Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger search bars.
Meta emphasizes its commitment to building the world’s leading AI technology.

Mark Zuckerberg said during his post today: “Our goal is to build the world’s leading AI. We believe Meta AI is now the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use. To make Meta AI even smarter, we’ve also integrated real time knowledge from Google and Bing, right into the answers. We’re also making it much easier to use across our apps.”

We’re releasing the new version of Meta AI, our assistant that you can ask any question across our apps and glasses. Our goal is to build the world’s leading AI.

We’re upgrading Meta AI with our new state-of-the-art Llama 3 AI model, which we’re open sourcing. With this new model, we believe Meta AI is now the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use.

We’re making Meta AI easier to use by integrating it into the search boxes at the top of WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger. We also built a website, meta.ai, for you to use on web.

We also built some unique creation features, like the ability to animate photos. Meta AI now generates high quality images so fast that it creates and updates them in real-time.