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Snapchat Gets Next Gen Scan Features

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Two years ago, Snapchat introduced Scan to help Snapchatters discover and understand the world around them in the fastest and easiest way possible with its Camera. The company has begun the rollout of the Next Generation Scan features to Snapchat, bringing the Scan button front and center, and adding increased functionality allowing Snapchatters to find fun and helpful experiences in categories including fashion, food, plants, and more. Next-Generation Scan has begun rolling out globally to iOS users. Availability on Android will follow over the next few weeks.

From finding a fun Lens that perfectly expresses your mood, to helping you navigate grocery store aisles, or even your own pantry, Scan and our Camera is a starting point to help Snapchatters express themselves and learn about the world. The scan will now also offer suggestions for different ways to use our Camera, including Camera Shortcuts and unique shopping capabilities. Camera Shortcuts suggest camera modes, Lenses, and soundtracks relevant to what is seen through the Snapchat Camera. Camera Shortcuts has begun rolling out to iOS users globally and will be available to Android users globally by the end of this year.

Shopping with the Snap Camera is behaviour the company is also leaning into with Scan because the company sees it as a trend that’s here to stay. Snap is providing a seamless shopping experience directly from the camera, whether that’s in the moment when you see an outfit you love, or later because you’ve screenshotted it for inspiration.

People love to take screenshots of things they see online and come back to it later, and with Scan, Snap is making that easier than ever. Just tap into your screenshots and use Scan technology to find and buy those outfits with shopping capabilities through Memories. Shopping through Memories is available to 15% of Snapchatters on iOS and is planned to be rolled out to more users in the coming weeks.

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WhatsApp Now Transcribes Voice Messages on Android

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Calling all Android users who dread lengthy voice messages: rejoice! WhatsApp is rolling out voice message transcription to its beta app.

This feature, already available for iOS users since May 2024, is now part of the WhatsApp Beta version 2.24.15.5 for Android. It automatically converts voice messages into text, making it easier and faster to understand conversations.

Currently, transcriptions are supported in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Hindi, with more languages promised in the future. Users opting in will need to download an additional data package to ensure all transcripts are generated directly on their devices, maintaining message privacy.

This update brings Android users closer to iOS users in terms of features and highlights WhatsApp’s commitment to improving the overall user experience.

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WhatsApp Trials AI Image Generator

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Calling all creative minds! WhatsApp is testing a new feature that uses AI to generate personalized avatars. Imagine yourself as a superhero, chilling on a beach, or even exploring space – the possibilities are endless! WABetaInfo discovered this feature in the latest Android beta update.

Here’s the tech behind the magic: a combo of user images, text descriptions, and Meta’s powerful AI, Llama. “Take photos of yourself once, then imagine yourself in any setting from the forest to outer space,” reads the screenshot on WhatsApp. The way it works is in the Meta AI Chat: users can type “Imagine in…” or “@Meta AI imagine me…” as a text prompt. A user’s likeness will then be used to generate the personalized image.

While there’s no official release date yet, this exciting feature is entirely optional. It joins the recently launched in-app custom sticker maker, showcasing WhatsApp’s commitment to fostering creativity within the app. This, alongside their ongoing development of AI chat functionalities, highlights Meta’s focus on making WhatsApp a platform that embraces both technological innovation and user expression.

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YouTube’s New Eraser Tool Now Removes Songs Without Ruining Your Videos

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Good news for creators! YouTube has rolled out a major update to its eraser tool, allowing them to effortlessly remove copyrighted music from their videos without sacrificing other audio elements like dialogue or sound effects.

In a recent video, YouTube acknowledged that the previous version of the tool needed improvement in terms of accuracy. This new iteration addresses that concern by utilizing an AI-powered algorithm that precisely detects and removes unwanted songs while leaving the rest of the audio intact.

However, YouTube’s support page advises creators that the algorithm might not always achieve perfect separation. As an alternative, creators can opt to “Mute all sound in the claimed segments,” effectively silencing any portions potentially containing copyrighted material.

Once the edit is finalized, YouTube automatically removes the content ID claim, a system designed to identify the use of copyrighted material within videos on the platform. This allows creators to proceed with their uploads without copyright concerns.

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