How to ask Meta AI in the WhatsApp search bar

You can use the WhatsApp search bar to search personal chats or ask questions to Meta AI. Messages from Meta AI are generated by AI (artificial intelligence), using a technology from Meta, in response to the prompts you send to the AI.
  • This feature is currently only available in limited countries and might not be available to you yet.
  • At this time, only English is supported.
When you type into the search bar, we’ll show you results from your chats and present questions you can ask Meta AI. Content from your personal chats remains on your device. Meta doesn’t connect what you type back to you personally unless you send a prompt to Meta AI. By default, topics suggested by Meta AI are generated automatically and not based on your personal information.
You can continue to use the search functionality on WhatsApp as you normally would, to search chats for messages, photos, videos, links, GIFs, audio, polls, and documents from the search bar. Choosing to interact with Meta AI doesn’t affect your personal messaging experience on WhatsApp.

Search with Meta AI

  1. Tap the search field at the top of your Chats list.
  2. Tap a suggested prompt or type your own and tap
  3. As you type a prompt, you’ll see search recommendations under Ask Meta AI.
    • If prompted, read and accept the terms.
  4. Tap a search recommendation.
When you tap a search suggestion,
, or enter on your keyboard, you’ll be asked to acknowledge the Meta AIs Terms of Service only if you’ve never interacted with Meta AI. You’ll then be taken to a chat with Meta AI to continue the interaction. Learn how to chat with Meta AI in this article.
  • As always, your personal messages and calls remain end-to-end encrypted, meaning not even WhatsApp or Meta can see or listen to them. To learn more about AI chats and privacy on WhatsApp, read more here.
  • Once you start a chat with Meta AI, Meta may use your AI messages to improve AI quality. You can learn more about interactions with Meta AI outside of WhatsApp search in this article.
  • Some messages generated by AIs might not be accurate or appropriate. You can provide feedback to help improve these systems and responses for yourself and others. Learn how in this article.

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