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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Jul 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Meta announced that Roblox, which is one of the biggest gaming players with more than 60 million users logging onto the platform every day, is coming to Meta Quest VR headsets. It will work in both Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3. This could be a big move if you are in a teenage or young adult’s ministry space, then you know how important it is for you to keep track of gaming news. Once this hits the Meta Quest stores, then there’s going to be a big adoption with respect to your audience. Meta also announced that they are releasing a feature within Instagram and messenger where if there is going to be a video call, you can attend that video call using your digital avatars. You might have noticed on Instagram and messenger that there is a new meta avatar feature. Now you can just swap your face. And you can bring in your digital avatar and your avatar will move according to your facial expressions and you can attend the call.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, Jul 2023 with source links from YouTube, Meta, Android, Threads, AI.
🗞️ News 1: YouTube launches Video Titles Suggestions feature based on Transcript
🗞️ News 2: Meta Quest VR to get Roblox; Meta introduces Avatar-Calling with Video
🗞️ News 3: Google says Android Play Store will get Blockchain-based Games & NFTs
🗞️ News 4: Threads App from Instagram Gets 100 Million Users in Less than 5 days
🗞️ News 5: [AI News] Elon Musk Announces xAI Team; Google’s New NotebookLM AI app
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.