Meta significantly improved its AI assistant, which is powered by the new Llama 3 language model.
Enhanced Meta AI is available on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and a new standalone website. Meta also announced an improved image generator where images change in real-time as text descriptions are entered.

Meta first introduced Meta AI last year, but it was limited to the US and its capabilities weren’t on par with competitors like ChatGPT and Gemini. The integration of the Llama 3 model announced last week represents a big leap for Meta AI. Benchmark tests conducted by the company show that at the core of Llama 3, Meta AI has the potential to outperform other state-of-the-art AI models, especially in areas such as translation, dialogue generation and complex reasoning.

The updated Meta AI is now directly accessible via the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger search bars. Additionally, you can access it on a new standalone website called It can search the web for you, make recommendations for restaurants, flights, and more, or explain complex concepts. On Facebook, Meta AI can also interact with your feed, allowing you to ask questions about the content you see, such as the best time to catch the northern lights after viewing a stunning photo.

One of the most intriguing parts of Meta AI is its Imagine image generator. The feature first appeared on WhatsApp a few months ago and allowed users to create AI-generated images based on text descriptions. It has since expanded to Instagram and Facebook.

Starting last week, WhatsApp beta users and those using the Meta AI desktop website in the US can try out an even more advanced version of Imagine. It generates images in real-time as you type, with the image updating as you add more details, truly showing how far generative AI has come.

Currently, Meta AI works in English and is distributed in many countries outside the US, including Australia, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Source: Android Authority