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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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
Facebook Messenger now has its own Snapchat Stories feature. Here’s how to use “My Day.”
Apps/Software March 9, 2017
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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