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  • WhatsApp’s latest beta for Android is testing an option for AI profile pictures.
  • The feature would enable users to generate custom profile pictures based on text descriptions.

It seems like major tech companies are racing to inject their version of generative AI into every corner of our lives. We have AI that can write for us, take our calls for us, plan our trips for us, and who knows what else. Now, Meta’s AI wants to take on the last bastion of human expression we thought was safe from the AI takeover — our profile pictures.

This news comes courtesy of WABetaInfo, who found the feature in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android ( Forget painstakingly selecting the perfect selfie or spending hours editing your photos to perfection. Soon, you will be able to simply describe the image you want, and the AI will whip up a custom profile picture just for you.