I Ray-Ban Stories are smart glasses designed and manufactured in collaboration with EssilorLuxottica to combine design and functionality, so you can create unique content on the go, fully experiencing every moment. Meta aims to improve smart glasses with regular software updates and systems and today we are excited to share the latest innovations that will make them more powerful and more intuitive over time.
Ray-Ban Stories, better phone integration
You can use i voice commands to call and send messages using the phone number. This way you can communicate hands-free with your contacts and listen to the reading of new incoming text messages. Your text messages, phone numbers and contact history will remain on your device and will not be shared with Meta’s servers.
Meta is also adding support for le hands-free calling and messaging features on WhatsApp, Messenger and on your phone number for those who have voice commands set in Italian or French.
Ray-Ban Stories, how it works with WhatsApp
They are WhatsApp, personal messages and calls are automatically protected by end-to-end encryption, which means that WhatsApp, Meta and third parties cannot read or listen to them. When the voice assistant identifies a voice command related to WhatsApp calling or messaging, the voice transcript and audio are not stored on any server. Also, contact list names shown on WhatsApp are only saved locally on Ray-Ban Stories or Facebook View or WhatsApp apps and are not stored on Meta servers.
Integration with Spotify
People appreciated Spotify Tap for Ray-Ban Stories on iOS. Meta is introducing it to Android. This means that you can start playing music from your Spotify account with a single tap by holding down the touchpad of the glasses. With another tap on the touchpad you will receive a new suggestion from Spotify.
Faster voice interactions
Meta has also added some much requested features for people to use plus voice commands. Now you can reply directly to incoming WhatsApp, Messenger and text messages, just by using your voice. After the voice assistant has read the message, just say “Hey Facebook, reply”.
You can send a new WhatsApp, Messenger or text message with just one voice command. For example, just say: “Hey Facebook, text Jasmine on WhatsApp — can’t wait for spring break,” and the glasses will ask for confirmation of the message before sending it.
Also, you can answer or reject incoming calls hands-free. If you want to start the conversation, just say: “Hey Facebook, reply”. While if you are engaged in something, just say “Hey Facebook, decline”, to send back to voicemail.
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Smarter voice interactions
Meta is making it easier to interact with Ray-Ban Stories in a more way colloquial. Instead of saying “Send a message,” you will soon be able to say phrases like “Ask Marta if she wants to come to the party” or “Tell David I love him.” The glasses will be able to deduce that you are trying to send a message and use the correct punctuation based on cues of context.
These new features will be rolled out gradually for all Ray-Ban Stories users and will work on WhatsApp, Messenger, calls and messages with your phone number in Italian, English and French.
Next month Meta will start distributing the support for Ray-Ban Stories Meta accounts. Meta accounts offer a new way to access smart glasses that don’t require a Facebook account. They also allow people to have more control over the information they share and how they interact with our apps and devices. Starting in late June, you will need a Meta account to use l’app Facebook View e i Ray-Ban Stories.
If you already have a Meta account, you can use it for Ray-Ban Stories and the Facebook View app. Alternatively, you can create a new Meta account using your email or Facebook or Instagram login.
In the Account Management Center you can choose whether to add yours account Facebook o Instagram to the Meta account. Whether or not you add Facebook or Instagram accounts, you will still have access to all the much-loved features of Ray-Ban Stories, like hands-free calling and texting, and photo and video sharing.