Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is bringing more features to its Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses.

Starting today, Ray-Ban Stories users can make calls, read and send encrypted messages from WhatsApp.

Meta added similar functionality to Facebook Messenger last year, Telegrafi reports.

Zuckerberg also announced that users will soon be able to directly reply to Messenger or WhatsApp messages with voice commands.

With this new update, users can make hands-free calls and send messages on WhatsApp by saying “Hey Facebook, send a message to…” or “Hey Facebook, call…” You can also listen to new messages you receive on WhatsApp.

The company notes that your personal messages and calls are automatically secured end-to-end, meaning that WhatsApp, Meta and third parties cannot read or listen to them.

Once the voice assistant identifies a voice command related to WhatsApp calls or messages, the voice transcript and audio are not stored on any server.

Meta also says it plans to expand WhatsApp and Messenger support to French- and Italian-speaking Ray-Ban Stories users this year.

Otherwise, Meta introduced its Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses in September 2021 in partnership with eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica.

The glasses allow users to take photos and videos with the two 5 MP cameras, listen to music with the speakers inside the frame and take calls.

The glasses must be connected to an iOS or Android device for full functionality, though users can take and save hundreds of photos or dozens of videos on the glasses before transferring them to their phones via Facebook's new View app.

The twin cameras allow users to add 3D effects to their photos and videos after uploading them to the app.

Otherwise, the initial prices of these glasses reach the figures of 299 dollars.