With a long way to recover the credibility of its users, the fact is that Facebook does not stop working on improvements to keep growing. News like your competitor for YouTube, called Facebook Watch, Facebook Dating, M Assistant already in tests in Colombia, they gave good faith of enormous work to the Facebook development team.
Recently, a new service of automatic translation of Facebook Messenger was presented, which will be integrated with M Assistant. Today, a Messenger code from Android reveals a new M button at top of the thread screen that activates voice to text features. This helps users to text messenger easily with no hands. It can also help blind people who can’t type and one-day tourists can easily communicate.
Facebook Messenger was previously considered to be voice transcription evidence as part of the Aloha voice assistant, supposed to be part of the next video chat screen device on the Facebook portal. Yet the voice commands in the M Assistant are new and demonstrate an evolution of the Facebook strategy.
The prototype was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, the star of TechCrunch, who had already discovered the prototypes of Instagram Video Calling, Facebook’s digital social control panel, and the Lyft scooter rentals before its official launch. When contacted for comment, a spokesman for Facebook Messenger confirmed to TechCrunch that Facebook is testing the voice control feature internally.
Messenger wants to differentiate itself from SMS, Snapchat, Android and other text messaging platforms. The application has aggressively adopted visual communication features such as Facebook stories, augmented reality filters, and more.
Facebook has discovered that users are not as enthusiastic about tons of ringtones, such as access to a branded camera or games that hinder the chat. Facebook plans to bury them further in a simplified Messenger design. But voice commands add pure utility without hampering Messenger’s core value proposition and could potentially lead users to more conversing if ultimately implemented.
Well, whatever it may be and despite the comings and goings, it seems that for the moment M is staying and will have an important job. From now on, when you receive a message in Messenger in a language different from yours, the M Assistant will appear to ask you if you want to translate the message, also suggesting that you enable automatic translation if you wish.