Facebook is no stranger to ads, but the mobile experience is about to get a few more. After a limited test in Thailand and Australia, Facebook plans to roll out ads on the Messenger app homescreen to everyone by the end of 2017.
These ads will be the run-of-the-mill kind that you ... Read More »
After adding the ability to send payments to other users, Facebook is now expanding on that feature.
Today Facebook announced that it is rolling out support for group payments within Facebook Messenger. To start, the feature will be available to users in the United States, and it will be supported on desktop and in ... Read More »
Facebook Messenger is now being updated with a bunch of new features that are sure to be useful. Facebook has announced that the app will now have mentions and message reactions both in private chats and in group chats.
Mentions allows you to write an @ symbol and start typing a name to ... Read More »
Video is a big deal for social networks, whether it’s recorded or live streamed, and companies like Facebook want to capitalize on the market in a big way.
One way to do that is to support group video chats, which Facebook Messenger now offers. While one-on-one video calling has been a feature supported ... Read More »
Facebook Messenger is getting better and better with every major update. Though some dismiss it as another part of Facebook, it has become a very competent and fully-featured messaging app.
The latest update adds an unexpected feature: video games. The chat service is adding games that people can play together, even in group chats. ... Read More »
Not everyone has access to a stable, or high-speed data connection, but that doesn’t mean Facebook doesn’t want those folks to access its platform, or features.
That’s where Messenger Lite comes in. Facebook has made the new standalone app official, saying it weighs in at only 10MB but still offers all of the “core ... Read More »
While Facebook Messenger started with just text, it has quickly expanded to use a variety of different conversation methods, like stickers and GIFs. Video is just another element to be added to the mix.
Facebook has officially announced a new video initiative baked right into the latest version of Facebook Messenger. It’s called ... Read More »
In June of last year, Facebook officially announced that its Messenger app for Android had been downloaded more than one billion times. And in April of this year, the social network announced it had over 900 million active monthly users.
Fast-forward three months and Facebook is announcing yet another Messenger milestone: the ... Read More »
Facebook has reportedly been working on bringing end-to-end encryption to its Messenger platform for quite a while now, and it turns out they’re ready to start testing it ahead of a full public launch.
Facebook officially announced today that they’re testing end-to-end encryption within Messenger, locking down conversations so that even Facebook can’t ... Read More »
Facebook recently brought support for text messages on the Android platform to its Messenger app, but it looks like the changes aren’t stopping anytime soon.
Facebook today officially announced a brand new Home page, which will work as a new way to look at the inbox experience. Leading up to this point, the home ... Read More »