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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Apr 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Meta Upgrades Audio Quality Across Stories & Reels with New Technology

Meta’s engineering team made a significant announcement last week about one of the encoding technologies that they are releasing, which could make your Reels and Stories and the other content on the Meta platform sound better. So this is basically an audio technology that adjusts the audio levels and gives a consistent output or playback when people are listening to you. This is a big requirement, especially considering that now the audio and video content are increasing with Reels and Stories and posts and videos. This is a good move by the Meta team. This technology is called xHE-AAC and they say that it’s already rolled out on Facebook and Instagram for Reels and Stories, and eventually it’ll be rolling out to all other types of content. As ministries, anything that makes our audio sound good, is good news for us.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, April 2023 with source links from YouTube, Instagram, Amazon, Meta, WhatsApp.

🗞️ News 1: YouTube Launches ‘Notify Me’ Button for Live Streams; Shares TV tips   

Source: YouTube | Creator Insider

🗞️ News 2: Instagram Releases ‘Reels Trends’ Feature & CapCut-like Editing Tools  

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 3: [AI News] Elon Musk’s X Corp vs OpenAI; Amazon’s new Bedrock AI Launch  

Source: Wall Street Journal | Tech Crunch

🗞️ News 4: Meta Upgrades Audio Quality Across Stories & Reels with New Technology      

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 5: WhatsApp Announces Stronger Security Features for Accounts & Devices

Source: WhatsApp

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