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Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Facebook Brings Kid-Friendly App Messenger Kids To Peru And Canada

Facebook is expanding its Messenger Kids app to Canada and Peru. The Messenger Kids app will come in two different languages and give kids a chance to connect with family members on social media.

Apps/Software June 22, 2018

Facebook Messenger Can Now Translate Messages Between English And Spanish

Facebook Messenger now automatically translates Spanish and English messages, and more languages will be added soon. It’s powered by M suggestions, the company’s artificial intelligence-powered assistant platform.

Apps/Software June 22, 2018

Facebook Messenger Getting Autoplay Video Ads In Private Conversations

Facebook has reportedly started rolling out autoplay video ads in Messenger on Monday, June 18. The company will monitor user reactions to see whether the change is a turn-off.

Apps/Software June 20, 2018

Facebook's Android App Is Crashing And Users Are Complaining About It

On June 16, Android users were experiencing outages on the Facebook app. The previous day, the Facebook Messenger app crashed on iOS platforms due to a new update.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

New Facebook Messenger Malware Can Steal Users' Passwords, Money, Or CPU Power

A new malware called FacexWorm is making rounds on Facebook Messenger and it can steal users' passwords and money, or exploit their PC to mine cryptocurrency. Here's what to look out for.

Security May 5, 2018

Facebook Is Redesigning Messenger To Make It Simpler, Cleaner, Faster

Facebook is radically redesigning its Messenger app to cut certain bloat and make a cleaner, simpler interface. Messenger Lite users, is it time to switch back?

Apps/Software May 2, 2018

Facebook Messenger Kids Getting Sleep Mode Giving Parents Greater Control Over Usage

Facebook Messenger Kids will be getting a new feature that allows parents to control at what times children can access the app called Sleep Mode. This app gets a major change after facing criticisms.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Facebook Messenger Monitors Users' Messages, But For Good Reason

Facebook went under fire for scanning users' conversations on Messenger, but it reportedly has a good reason for it. The company says Facebook Messenger values users' privacy, but it does monitor certain types of content to keep things clean.

Apps/Software April 6, 2018

You Can Now Have Admin Privileges In A Messenger Group Chat

Facebook Messenger has been updated to include admin privileges. Group chat admin can now approve new members, remove them, and promote them to admin status.

Apps/Software March 22, 2018

New iOS Bug Crashes iPhones And Blocks Access To iMessages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, And More

A new iOS 11 bug is wreaking havoc, crashing iPhones and disabling access to several third-party apps. The bug entails a message with an Indian language character.

Apple February 15, 2018

Facebook Messenger Is Getting A New Feature Called 'Your Emoji' To Let Your Friends Know Your Mood

Facebook confirmed that its Messenger app is about to get a new feature. The company currently calls it 'Your Emoji' and is designed to flaunt the user's mood via icons.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

iHeartRadio: Stream Kelly Clarkson’s Favorite Love Songs On Facebook Messenger

iHeartRadio is releasing its first update for Facebook Messenger bot, adding several curated Valentine's Day stations. It will also include Love Songs Radio to be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

Facebook Messenger Redesign Will Happen This Year Because The App Is 'Too Cluttered'

A Facebook Messenger redesign is coming this year, as the app was said to be 'too cluttered' by a Facebook executive. Will the new Messenger look more like Messenger Lite?

Apps/Software January 17, 2018

It's Official: Skype Is Getting End-To-End Encryption

Skype plans to soon roll out Private Conversations, a new messaging feature protected by end-to-end encryption. Microsoft is collaborating with Signal Protocol to make privileged communications possible with Skype, and perhaps catch up with rivals Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Apps/Software January 12, 2018

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its M Hybrid Personal Assistant

Facebook announced it is shutting down its M personal assistant service that combined both humans and AI. The social networking giant said the service will end Jan. 19.

Internet January 9, 2018

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

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