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AI-Powered Chats Arrive on WhatsApp with New Shortcut Button

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WhatsApp has received many new changes in the past couple of months. Among these changes are several new convenient features that have revamped the application and enhanced its usability. If we take some examples, the developer team has introduced several new features like chat lockpasswordmulti-account, channel, etc. Moving forward, the company has started testing quick-access button-powered AI chats.

Meta is working hard to introduce more useful features to its commonly used application; this activeness is the result of competition from its rival Telegram. So just after a month of announcing the AI integration, the company has started taking some steps towards it.

The AI-powered chat button is designed to give users extra functionality; it will make it possible to provide proper assistance with daily activities. Users will now quickly access all the AI-powered chats in a dedicated tab without going to the contact list, which will significantly reduce the time and effort required to initiate the conversations. The icon is placed just above the chat tab, which will make it more convenient.

According to the information, the latest feature currently available for some specific group of users who have enrolled in the beta program of WhatsApp is version 2.23.24.26. It is currently limited to Android device users. If you haven’t enrolled in the beta program and still want to try these features, then you can sideload the new beta update through an external source, APKMirror.

As far as the availability of the new feature is concerned for all users, currently there is no confirmation about it, but as per trend, it is expected that the company may provide the stable update to all Android users in the next couple of weeks.


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YouTube Music Rolls Out Hum to Search Song Feature on Android

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YouTube Music has over 70 million official tracks and millions of active users. Now,  to maintain the legacy and enhance the experience, the platform is rolling out a new feature for song identification with Hum to Search on Android.

YouTube Music for Android is delivering a long-awaited feature that permits you to “play, sing, or hum a song” to search. This feature will surely enhance your song-searching experience. To experience this feature, all you have to do is tap on the magnifying glass icon housed in the top-right corner, and then you will see a new waveform icon beside the microphone. 

Whereas the two side-by-side buttons appear somewhat odd, however, it’s pretty better as compared to the main YouTube app, which houses both search features on one screen with a switcher up top. A vibrant search page on YouTube Music will prompt you to search for songs effortlessly by playing, singing, or even humming. This functionality was initially introduced in 2020 for Google Search. It is based on the Pixel’s Now Playing feature and then came to the YouTube app last year in October. To function with this feature properly, AI is used “to match the sound to the original recording.” 

The identification process can be pretty fast, and a full-screen results page shows cover art, song name, artist, album, year, and even download/offline status, as well as Play or Save to your library shortcuts. Users are also permitted to exit this screen from the top-left corner or perform another search at the bottom. The new feature for YouTube Music arrives with Version 7.02 for Android. 

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WhatsApp Testing a Handy Upgrade for Replies and Reactions

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WhatsApp is testing a new convenience feature that will help users directly react and reply to media content. This will be a crucial addition that offers the ability to easily give the opinion of the different content in the form of a reaction or reply. 

Earlier, when you received any message or any media content and wanted to reply to it, you needed to press and hold it and tap on the replay button. But now, with the new beta update, the WhatsApp team is testing a new way where, when you open the media, it will come with a new interface where three buttons are available in the button, which will help you reply to the message directly from there.

The latest development is spotted in the new WhatsApp beta update with the version number 2.24.11.18. As it is in the testing stage, the availability of the change is limited to some users who have already enrolled in the beta program. If you want to try the new feature, you can still do that by joining the beta update from the Play Store.

Apart from this, WhatsApp has brought several new features and improvements for the user so they can have conversations with each other more smoothly and with new creative options, including new AI-generated stickers, the “ability to create, view, and follow channels,”  new chat filters, and many more.

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Google Weather Redesign Now Available on More Android Devices

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Google revamped its Google Weather app to make it more user-friendly and enhance the experience by bringing with it Material You design standards.

Google’s Weather app has received a major renovation with Material You aesthetics and additional information. After being available on Pixel devices since September 2023 and Samsung Galaxy devices since December, Google finally decided to push it out to most Android devices in May 2024. 

It is being reported that the new Google Weather app is appearing on many more manufacturers’ Android devices, except Pixels and Samsungs. The app has been spotted on various devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the OnePlus Open, the Honor Magic 6 RSR, and even an older Nokia 4.2 running Android 11. 

For so long, its availability was limited to specific devices; now, finally, Google has started rolling it out widely. Users who have access to the new Weather app will also have noticed a recent update for the Google app. The new app introduces a simpler layout with hourly and 10-day forecasts on a single page, replacing the multiple tabs of the old application. Earlier this year, in February, Google updated its At a Glance and Weather widget icons on Pixel smartphones. 

The Weather app is not the only application that Google has brought weather data to. Previously, it was reported that the company was finally bringing real-time weather information within Google Maps; however, that has been available for years on iOS. The Google Weather app’s redesign is highly pleasing to the eyes, and the Material You Impact is quite notably on display. 

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