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 »
Remember back when Facebook Messenger was young and it offered an SMS feature? You could have Facebook messaging and texting in one app, floating above your screen using chat heads. Unfortunately, the SMS feature was removed from the app due to low adoption rates.
Thankfully, Facebook is reintroducing the feature, but it’s better this time ... Read More »
Encryption in a messaging app is a no brainer. It offers a level of privacy that many users want, especially in recent times where privacy is a major concern and the lack of privacy is so obvious. But it can have consequences for future features.
This is why Google’s Allo ... Read More »
Facebook is an enormous company with reaches in lots of different areas, but one of its most influential aspects is that of Facebook Messenger, the company’s incredibly popular messaging app. For many, Messenger is the primary way to communicate with friends and, more importantly, acquaintances who users may not have phone numbers ... Read More »
The Facebook Messenger app is changing for some people, and we might see even bigger changes in the future. One new thing some are seeing is a new theme. The top bars are now blue instead of white, with the status bar matching the blue color. Another change is multiple account support. These changes seem ... Read More »
Though plenty of analysts have predicted its downfall, Facebook is a juggernaut that won’t stop moving. Facebook’s latest concoction is Photo Magic, a new feature in Facebook Messenger that uses facial recognition to quickly find photos to share with your friends. Photo Magic goes through your camera roll and uses facial recognition software ... Read More »
Google Now is an amazingly powerful virtual assistant, sharing weather reports, giving us updates on flights, highlighting news that we might be interested in, and much more. Google Now isn’t the only digital assistant on the market, though, and Facebook is the latest company to try and create a new assistant for our lives.
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Facebook has spent a good amount of time pushing Messenger, its dedicated app for messages, calls and video calls. Now the company is expanding Messenger’s possible user base even more by allowing customers to sign up without a Facebook account. If you’re not on Facebook, all you need is a name, ... Read More »