Friday, April 19, 2024

How do I disable Meta AI in WhatsApp?

It appears that WhatsApp has decided to invade my phone. Not only does their AI logo look like a busy mouse pointer, but the search box in WhatsApp Chats has added a whole load of crap that I really don't want to be bothered with. Plus, I have to agree to their terms and conditions to use the "service", even if it is to ask it how to remove Meta AI from WhatsApp.
Note to fellow programmers: <rant> Don't foist irrelevant gimmicks on your users. It's rude, no matter how much time, energy and money it took to develop. It's not why I downloaded your app. I don't tell you whom to vote for, so you don't get to tell me how to search. And your AI nonsense uses more electricity than Bitcoin, so you aren't saving the planet either. Shut up and sit down.

P.S. One thing that would make your irritating "Updates" more usable would be to have a way of pausing the slideshow so I can actually read the long rambling texts that people post. Also a way to review them later if I want to see them again. Take the "A" out of "AI" and put the "I" back into your product.

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