If you’ve updated your mobile apps since the weekend you may have noticed a shiny new feature on your Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp apps, courtesy of parent company Meta.

On April 18 the tech leviathan began rolling out the integration of Meta AI – an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered, English language chatbot – into these apps in a dozen countries, including SA, Canada, Australia, Nigeria and New Zealand. Meta AI was available in the US last year, and can also be accessed via the website, meta.ai...

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