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Here's How Facebook Plans To Develop Products For Your Kids

Facebook launched Messenger Kids in an attempt to provide kids with a fun and secure way to use Facebook. It teamed up with industry leaders to bring this child-friendly messenger app and help parents set their minds at ease.

Internet December 6, 2017

Facebook Launches Privacy-Focused Messenger App For Kids To Chat With Parental Approval

Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger Kids app specifically designed to let kids under 13 talk to approved contacts. The app is privacy-focused, and parents are in control. The kids don't even have their own Facebook account.

Apps/Software December 4, 2017

And It Goes On And On: Facebook Testing Snapchat-Style Messenger Streaks Feature

Facebook has launched a new feature for its users to interact more with its Messenger app. A copy of Snapchat 'Streaks' will make people chat more often with their friends now on Messenger.

Apps/Software November 25, 2017

Facebook Messenger Lite For Android Now Available In The US: Here's What It Does

Facebook has released Messenger Lite for Android in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. The app still enables communication among users, but with some features found in the main Messenger app disabled.

Apps/Software October 3, 2017

Facebook, Messenger, And Instagram Teaming Up: New Feature Will Show Notifications From All Three Apps

Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram are testing a shared notifications feature that will help users keep track of new activity among all three apps. The feature will greatly help users who spend a lot of time on the three Facebook-owned apps.

Apps/Software May 19, 2017

Facebook Messenger Update Revamps The Home Screen: New Tabs And Red Dot Make Navigation Much Easier

The latest Facebook Messenger update revamped its home screen to simplify navigation within the popular messaging app. The home screen overhaul follows the addition of several new features to Messenger.

Apps/Software May 18, 2017

Opera Reborn: Latest Browser Version Features Messaging Sidebar With WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, And Telegram Built In

Opera released the latest version of its browser and the main highlight is improved communication. The new Opera Reborn has a new messaging sidebar build right into the interface, offering quick access to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

Internet May 10, 2017

Facebook Messenger's Instant Games Now Available Worldwide: Here's How To Play

First introduced in November, Facebook Instant Games is now rolling out for everyone’s enjoyment. Here is a quick guide to enjoy casual games such as ‘Words With Friends’ and ‘Everwing.’

Internet May 3, 2017

Facebook Messenger Adds Chat Extensions, Bot Store, ‘M’ Suggestions, And More

Facebook is rallying for expanded bot presence on its own Messenger platform, pushing users to try and make chatbots a staple feature of the app. Here are all the new bot-related features you should know about.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Facebook Outs Group Payments Support On Messenger: Here’s How It Works

You can now send or receive payments within group conversations on Facebook Messenger, a much-needed expansion of the previously person-to-person feature. Here’s how group payments on Messenger work.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Facebook Messenger Gets Smarter: Context-Aware ‘M’ Assistant Rolls Out, Gives Helpful Suggestions Based On Conversations

Facebook has announced that it’s now rolling out M, a smart virtual assistant for Messenger, to U.S. users on both Android and iOS. Here’s what you can do with it.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Live Location Feature: Here's What It Does And How To Use It

Facebook Messenger rolled out the Live Location feature, allowing users to share their real-time location to friends and family members. Here is how to use the tool, which is now available on the iOS and Android versions of the app.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Facebook Adds Individual Message Reactions, Mentions To Messenger: Here’s How They Work

Facebook has introduced two new features to Messenger that make chats more dynamic and easier to navigate: reactions and mentions. The updates are rolling out now and will be available globally in the coming days.

Apps/Software March 23, 2017

How To Use Messenger Day, Facebook’s Copycat Feature Like Snapchat Stories

Facebook Messenger now has its own Snapchat Stories feature. Here’s how to use “My Day.”

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

Facebook Messenger Day Launches Globally As Snapchat Stories Clone, But With Tricks Of Its Own

Facebook has officially launched Messenger Day worldwide. Rolling out now on Android and iOS, it's very similar to Snapchat Stories, but it also brings its own tricks to the game so here's what you need to know.

Internet March 9, 2017

With Facebook Messenger Reactions In Testing, Could A Dislike Button Finally Make It To Facebook As Well?

Facebook has reportedly started testing reactions for Messenger, including a Dislike button. Is this a stepping stone toward getting a Dislike button on Facebook, or will it further separate Messenger as a stand-alone service?

Internet March 6, 2017

Request Accepted? Facebook Finally Tests Dislike Button On Messenger

Facebook is currently conducting a small test on placing reactions for the messenger with the long requested for “dislike” button. Are Facebook newsfeed posts next?

Apps/Software March 5, 2017

Facebook Now Allows Businesses To Post Job Openings: Should LinkedIn Be Worried?

Facebook now allows businesses to post job openings on their Pages in a dedicated tab. This will make it easier for job seekers to find work on the social network, which will now challenge LinkedIn in the job market industry.

Internet February 16, 2017

Facebook Celebrates Its 13th Birthday With Personalized ‘Friends Day’ Videos And Friendship GIFs

Facebook users will be able to share personalized videos to celebrate their friendships, along with friendship GIFs in Messenger in celebration of the social network’s annual Friends Day.

Internet February 2, 2017

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Tell Santa Claus Your Christmas Wishlist: 3 Santa Chatbots Bring Holiday Cheer To Facebook Messenger

Tell Santa Claus what you want this Christmas without lining up at the mall! These three Santa chatbots bring holiday cheer to your Facebook Messenger.

Apps/Software December 24, 2016

Facebook Messenger Group Video Chat Rolling Out Globally With Split-Screen, Selfie Masks, And More [Video]

Facebook Messenger just got a new group video chat feature, bringing split-screen, selfie masks, and more. The feature is rolling out worldwide, hitting Android, iOS, and the desktop version, so here's what you get.

Apps/Software December 20, 2016

Facebook Messenger 'Originull' Bug Exposed Messages To Hackers, But Facebook Patched The Critical Vulnerability

A critical Facebook vulnerability dubbed 'Originull' exposed the private messages sent and received through Facebook Messenger, security research firm Cynet has found. Facebook has patched the flaw already.

Security December 15, 2016

Facebook Instant Games: Here's A Complete List Of Games You Can Play On Messenger And Your News Feed Now

Facebook introduced Instant Games that allows users to play games directly from Facebook Messenger and Facebook News Feed. Initially, 17 games are available but more Instant Games are expected to launch in the near term.

Apps/Software November 30, 2016

Facebook Instant Games Bring The Fun Right Into Your Messenger And News Feed: 17 Games With More To Come

Facebook Instant Games now bring a new HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience to Facebook Messenger and the Facebook News Feed, both on mobile and the web. Games such as 'Pac-Man,' 'Space Invaders,' 'Words With Friends' and other are now available, with more to come.

Internet November 30, 2016

Want To Extend Your Android Phone's Battery Life? Uninstalling Facebook May Save Up To 20 Percent

Real-world tests appear to show that removing Facebook and Facebook Messenger will give the battery of Android devices a significant boost. There is no word yet addressing the cause of this issue.

Apps/Software November 21, 2016

Facebook Messenger Gets Android Auto Integration: Here's How It Works

Android Auto can now display Facebook Messenger notifications and messages. Thanks to a recent patch to the Messenger app, drivers can also reply without the risk of getting into accidents.

Apps/Software November 16, 2016

Facebook Helps Businesses With Unified Inbox: Companies Can Now Link Facebook, Messenger And Instagram Accounts

Users will now be able to send and receive messages in Facebook, Instagram and Messenger platforms from a single app. It is expected to roll out next week but only to Facebook's business users.

Apps/Software November 16, 2016

Facebook Starts Testing Public Chat Groups With 'Rooms' Feature For Messenger: More Ways To Connect On The Platform?

Facebook is now fine-tuning a new feature that will let Messenger users talk to strangers. The real-time conversation transpires within a public chat room devoted to user-created topics.

Internet November 14, 2016

Facebook Gameroom Is The New Hub Designed For PC Gamers: Steam In The Crosshairs?

Facebook announced the global beta rollout of its new Facebook Gameroom platform. It will combine all of the web and native games developed for Facebook under one Windows client.

Video Games November 2, 2016

Facebook Messenger Getting PayPal Payments And Notifications In US

PayPal and Facebook have teamed up: Facebook Messenger is now getting PayPal payments and notifications. The move aims to make mobile commerce simpler, smarter and more secure for merchants and consumers alike.

Apps/Software October 24, 2016

Facebook Messenger Desktop App Gets Long Overdue Update: Voice And Video Calling On Windows 10

The Facebook Messenger desktop app for Windows 10 got a long-awaited update, finally enabling users to place voice and video calls straight within the app. Here's how it works.

Apps/Software October 24, 2016

Facebook Messenger: How The New 'Conversation Topics' Feature Can Help You Find Out What To Talk About

Facebook launched a new feature to a select number of users, and it could make beginning chats way easier. Enter Conversation Topics, a special section that surveys your friends’ activity, which can be either helpful or plain creepy.

Apps/Software October 18, 2016

Facebook Messenger To Get Data Saver Mode To Help Keep Your Phone Bill In Check

Facebook may roll out the Data Saver feature, which is currently available on Facebook Messenger Beta, to the app's official Android version. The feature will hide images and other data-consuming content to lessen data usage.

Internet October 18, 2016

Send A Message To The White House With This Facebook Messenger Chatbot

The Obama administration has once again tapped into the power of social media to 'meet the public where they are' with the help of the very first Facebook Messenger bot for the White House.

Apps/Software October 15, 2016

US Elections 2016: This New Facebook Messenger Bot Can Help You Register To Vote

Non-registered voters can now easily get help with their registration process by chatting with GoVoteBot, a tool developed by Ad Council and integrated into Facebook Messenger.

Apps/Software October 12, 2016

Facebook Messenger Encryption: You Can Now Enable Facebook Secret Conversations

Facebook finished rolling out full on encryption to the 900 million users of its Messenger app. Users were allowed to tap into end-to-end encryption using the super safe Signal protocol, but there is a catch.

Apps/Software October 5, 2016

Facebook Messenger Lite Rolls Out For Slow Connections And Old Smartphones

Facebook rolls out Messenger Lite, a stripped-down version of Messenger that is not affected by poor network conditions. With the app, Facebook targets the billions of users who are living in areas using 2G and 3G networks.

Internet October 3, 2016

Facebook Tries To Clone And Improve Snapchat With 'Messenger Day' Currently In Testing

Facebook has tried to copy Snapchat on several occasions, and it has a new attempt in testing. Called 'Messenger Day,' Facebook's new Snapchat clone rolled out in Poland, with no way of opting out.

Apps/Software September 30, 2016

Google Allo vs Facebook Messenger vs Snapchat vs Apple iMessage: Which Is The Best Messaging App?

Google Allo, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Apple iMessage are all good messaging apps. We pitted them against one another, so you know which one is the best for your needs.

Apps/Software September 25, 2016

Facebook Messenger Features Improve With Group Chat Polls And Payment Reminders: Now Out On Android And iOS

Facebook Messenger has added two new features: group chat polls and A.I.-triggered quick payment buttons. Here's how the two features work and how they aim to make things easier.

Apps/Software September 22, 2016

Facebook Messenger Rooms Feature Coming Soon? Here's What Clues In Messenger's iOS Source Code Reveal

According to a TechCrunch report, Facebook is hiding an unreleased feature named Rooms in the source code of Messenger. The feature is similar to the standalone app of Facebook that was shut down in late 2015.

Apps/Software September 14, 2016

Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Make Online Payments Thanks To More Than 30,000 Chat Bots

With more than 30,000 chat bots, it's now possible to make online payments via Facebook Messenger. The feature is being rolled out to developers in stages, so users will soon be able to take advantage of what it has to offer.

Internet September 12, 2016

Facebook Messenger Hooks 300 Million People On Audio And Video Calling, And It's Just Getting Started

Facebook Messenger has grown tremendously since its launch, and it's going strong, hitting another important milestone. Out of its one billion users, 300 million are using voice and video calling each month.

Internet September 12, 2016

Facebook Messenger Gets Instant Video To Let You Say More Than What Texts Can

Offering more than traditional video calling, Facebook is rolling out Instant Video on Messenger, allowing users everywhere to share live streams during conversations in picture-in-picture style.

Apps/Software September 2, 2016

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