Tag: Messenger

Apps & OS, Mobile

Facebook Adds New Safety Features to Messenger for Safer Internet Day

February 9, 2021

Via: Social Media Today

Facebook has added some new safety and control options to Messenger to coincide with Safer Internet Day, giving users more ways to easily manage who can contact them through the app. As you can see in the video clip, in […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Messenger Rooms get Zoom-like backgrounds, more mobile-friendly features

August 26, 2020

Via: Mashable

Facebook’s Messenger Rooms, a group chat feature that allows you to connect up to 50 people in a video call, got an overhaul on mobile. Now, users can create, edit and manage their Rooms, and well as share and discover […]

Apps & OS, Computing, Mobile, Software & Applications

Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design

February 28, 2020

Via: The Verge

Facebook Messenger is getting even simpler with the removal of the Discover tab, which was an attempt from the social network to inject its ill-fated chatbot platform into its private messaging app. The change was first announced in August of […]

Internet, Social Networking

Hate Messenger? Facebook might put messages back into the main app.

April 12, 2019

Via: Mashable

Sometimes, you make a decision, and years later you look back upon that moment and think: Wait, why the hell did I do that? Now, Facebook appears to be experiencing something of the sort. According to app researcher Jane Manchun […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location with friends

March 28, 2017

Via: Techradar

Facebook Messenger is rolling out Live Location, a feature that lets users share where they are in real-time with one or more friends for up to 60 minutes. By turning on Live Location in Messenger for iOS or Android, whomever […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Older smartphones get locked out of WhatsApp

January 3, 2017

Via: Mashable

This New Year, WhatsApp was not an option for many people to send greetings to their friends and family. To add to their woes, alternative messenger apps were also not easy to find. WhatsApp stopped working on a range of […]

Internet, Social Networking

Facebook Messenger FINALLY unveils group video calls

December 20, 2016

Via: DailyMail

Facebook Messenger is to begin offering group video calls to users, the social network has announced. The company said the feature has been their ‘most requested ever’ and will enable up to six people at once to chat with one […]

Internet, Social Networking

Facebook Messenger is bringing back public chat rooms

November 14, 2016

Via: Techradar

Facebook is continuing on its quest to make Messenger as feature-packed and comprehensive as it possibly can, and the latest addition to the versatile messaging app is an option to join public chat rooms, something we saw in leaked code […]

Privacy, Security

You can now encrypt your Facebook Messenger chats

October 5, 2016

Via: Mashable

Your Facebook Messenger chats can now be secure from prying eyes — with a few caveats. Facebook began implementing end-to-end encryption to all of its 900 million Messenger users earlier this year, and that roll-out has finished, the company told […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Facebook wants everyone using its Messenger app by the summer

June 6, 2016

Via: Techradar

Facebook and Facebook Messenger have been going their separate ways as apps for quite some time now, though it’s still possible to chat through a mobile browser if you don’t want to install Messenger. Now that option is about to […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Forget credit cards, Facebook Messenger might be the new way to pay

March 29, 2016

Via: Techradar

It looks like Facebook is working on a bunch of new features for its Messenger app, including the ability to pay for things in-store right through the app. While Messenger already lets you send money to friends, source code dug […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Spotlight: ringID messenger promises quality HD video calls over slow connections

February 16, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

So you find yourself at a concert and your favorite song is about to come in. You want to make a video call and share the awesomeness with your friends who couldn’t come over. You know how this goes, right? […]


Facebook: ‘The goal of Messenger is to be a platform, not one app that does it all’

November 6, 2015

Via: Paul Sawers

Facebook’s Messenger app has taken on a life of its own ever since the social network giant made an unpopular move last year and chiselled it out from the main Facebook experience. Even though this meant friends had to use […]


Facebook now lets anyone around the world sign up for Messenger without an account

July 17, 2015

Via: Ken Yeung

In June, Facebook announced that it no longer required Messenger users to have a Facebook account. This was only available to those in Canada, the United States, Peru, and Venezuela, however. But now, the social networking company has opened it […]


Facebook launches standalone Messenger app for the web

April 9, 2015

Via: Emil Protalinski

Facebook today launched Facebook Messenger on the web. If this sounds confusing, that’s because it is: While Messenger is already available on the company’s main website as Facebook Chat, the company is now offering a standalone app over at […]


Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

March 26, 2015

Via: itCurated

Facebook is positioning its Messenger app as a way to improve communications between online businesses and their customers. At today’s Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company wants to make Messenger a way to […]