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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Jul 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Meta rebrands Facebook Pay & announces AI Audio Tools for AR, VR: Connected Church News

Meta made couple of announcements. One is about rebranding of Facebook Pay to Meta Pay. So now the whole payment option will be called Meta Pay and you can register for it. The article actually outlines ways in which you can register for it and use it. If you’ve not yet checked out Meta pay then you might want to check it out because it is integrated into Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and everything Meta. The second announcement is an interesting one about audio features that they are bringing. Three new A.I. Artificial intelligent audio features they are bringing to AR and VR. As you know, Meta is very focused on the VR space. The announcement says they are bringing 3 models: “visual acoustic matching, visually informed dereverberation, and visual voice”. Don’t worry about the jargon. What you need to know as a nonprofit or ministry is, that audio on AR and VR is going to get better because of these models. Meta is focusing on making audio better which is great! Because we are all about audio-messages, songs, worship, all of that.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, July 2022 with source links from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Meta, Solana, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Twitter launches a blog feature, Notes & new Spaces experiments

Source:Twitter | Spaces

🗞️ News 2: Instagram opens its Reels API to third-party developers & platforms

Source:Instagram

🗞️ News 3: YouTube releases 2022 Culture & Trends Report about Gen-Z Audience

Source:YouTube

🗞️ News 4: Meta rebrands Facebook Pay & announces AI Audio Tools for AR, VR

Source:Facebook Pay | Meta

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Solana enters crypto-mobile space with a new smartphone, Saga

Source:Solana

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