Facebook Finally Gives Its Smart ‘Ray-Ban Stories’ Glasses A Software Update

Facebook is finally adding a smart touch to its Ray-Ban Stories glasses as the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a new software update through a post on Wednesday.

The renowned pair of shades that debuted in 2021 was in need of an update and despite many calls from users, the company failed to cave in to their demands. But as the old saying goes, it’s better late than never and now we’re learning about a smart touch being added to the smart device.

As of now, we’re hearing of several features getting rolled out and this includes the ability to dial phone calls. At the same time, wearers would also be able to send out texts and hear them out loud too with their WhatsApp accounts.

Mark Zuckerberg says that the company will again soon launch a new update that would give users voice-themed texts and replies on both leading messaging apps: WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger through their smart pair of Ray-Ban Stories glasses. But he failed to delineate what the term soon means here because, in the past, it’s been seen as a long time coming.

In case you’re wondering why the new software update is being seen as major news from Facebook’s end, well, the reason is pretty simple. At the time period during which they were launched, users were promised a smart device in the form of glasses but the product really fell short of their expectations.

Many of the complaints were related to how the product lacked any ‘smart’ feature. Yes, users could take images and they could record videos using the cameras instilled in the device. Similarly, you could hear podcasts or even listen to your favorite tunes with poor-quality speakers.

Moreover, the speakers were designed to sit above your ears and not on or in them. Hence, people who stood six feet away from you could literally hear what you were listening to. And you can only expect how that made so many feel about Meta.

Other than these features, the pair of shades were just regular Ray-Bans priced at a staggering value of $300.

We’re not quite sure how big of a difference this new update is going to make to Meta’s sales for its smart glasses. Neither are we sure if the update would still justify the price that it’s currently found at? But what we do know is that Meta is trying to make changes, hopefully for the better.

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