We all know very well that the social network giant Facebook, initially a single social network, has grown considerably and today encompasses an array of services, products, and companies. However, now according to the latest reports, the social network giant Facebook’s new leaked virtual assistant is definitely real and maybe coming soon.
Meet Facebook’s New Leaked Virtual Assistant
The social network giant Facebook, initially a single social network, has grown considerably and today encompasses an array of services, products, and companies. It is, for many users, a kind of Internet definition. Something similar to what happens with the tech giant Google.
Following its growing trend, the social network giant, of course, Facebook is developing a smart speaker and a virtual assistant that will be coupled to this same smart speaker.
This information was advanced by TechCrunch and its collaborator Jane Manchun Wong who found code and patents that refer to the new plans of the world’s largest social network, of course, Facebook.
Following the launch and release of products such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, which today dominate the smart speaker market, other brands have entered this segment as the tech giant Apple with HomePod, Samsung with Galaxy Home and now the social network giant Facebook with its smart speaker which is known as Portal.
The South Korean giant Samsung’s smartphone will be called Portal and apparently has been under development since at least 2017. Patents have been found that refer to it.
In addition, by dissecting the Facebook application code we can find a clear reference to this new product that the company led by Mark Zuckerberg, of course, the social network giant Facebook plans to launch in the future.
Speaking to TechCrunch, Facebook spokesman Ha Thai said that, “We test stuff all the time – nothing to share today but my team will be in touch in a few weeks about hardware news coming from the AR/VR org.”
The social network giant Facebook is factually working on hardware but Ha Thai said they are products in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, which does not coincide with the patents of a smart speaker.
Coupled with Portal, the social network giant Facebook is developing Aloha, a voice-controlled virtual assistant that will be integrated into the smart speaker of Facebook and not only that even this smart virtual assistant will also be integrated into Facebook’s own services as well. However, the social network giant Facebook already has a virtual assistant, the M, so it will be interesting to see how the social network giant Facebook will combine the two services.
Nevertheless, M acts in Messenger and very simply, contributing with mere suggestions of messages, GIF, and actions. As rumors suggest, Aloha will be much more capable and complete, responding to voice commands and will be present at more Facebook services.
Aloha was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong who shared her Twitter user interface.
Facebook Messenger Voice Assistant UI pic.twitter.com/DOMe4Nsg7v
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 21, 2018
The social network Facebook will thus have a real virtual assistant to enter in their smart speaker, just like the other technology makers.
In this constant ditch in the application’s code by Wong, it was discovered that Instagram will receive, in the near future, the functionality of sending voice messages by Instagram Direct. This is a feature that is present in Facebook Messenger since 2013.
Moreover, the social network giant Facebook thus shows a commitment to continue to bring news and new capabilities to the social network that has grown the most, although Facebook itself continues to be the priority.
Aloha is something that, very difficult, will reach the national market in all its splendor. Analyzing the offer in the segment of other technological giants, none offers a good service for India. However, it is always good to see these technologies evolve because, in the future, they may be adapted to our country.
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