Instagram may soon introduce an AI chatbot. A recent discovery by renowned app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi reveals that the Meta-owned social media platform has already made significant progress with the development work. We don’t yet have any official word from the company about this upcoming AI tool.
Paluzzi, who has an excellent track record of finding hidden or in-development features in apps through reverse engineering, recently shared a screenshot on Twitter showing the introductory page for Instagram’s AI chatbot. “Chat with an AI,” Instagram says, adding that its chatbot will bring a more fun and engaging experience to your conversations. It can answer questions and advise you.
Instagram’s AI chatbot may not be as smart and knowledgeable as ChatGPT or Google Bard, but it could help people write creative captions for their posts and generate replies for messages. The app will boast 30 different AI personalities, so you can have multiple conversations with the AI without anything feeling repetitive. A second screenshot shared by Paluzzi suggests you will be able to bring AI into any conversation.
Instagram is now readying an AI chatbot
AI tools are all the rage right now thanks to the sensational debut of OpenAI’s ChatGPT late last year. The service continues to grow in popularity all over the world. It has also led to the launch of several other similar products. Google’s Bard is one of those with an identical set of features and capabilities. Microsoft has also integrated the ChatGPT-powered Bing AI into many of its products, including the SwiftKey keyboard app.
But that isn’t it. Social media platforms are also coming up with unique AI chatbots for their apps. Snapchat has already launched My AI, while TikTok is rumored to be working on a similar solution named Tako. Instagram may now follow soon. The company hasn’t announced anything but Paluzzi has been accurate with his findings several times in the past. He told the world about Instagram’s paid verification system a few weeks before the company launched it.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already announced that the company is working on new AI-powered experiences for its products, which include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and more. He referred to those experiences as “AI personas”. An AI chatbot for Instagram appears to be one of those. We will keep a close eye on this development and will let you know as soon as we have more information.