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 »
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 »
360-degree photos are nothing new. Google introduced Photo Spheres quite a long time ago, though the stitching method was never great. However, we’re seeing the proliferation of dedicated 360-degree cameras lately, and 360-degree photos are getting more popular.
Starting tomorrow, Facebook is adding support for 360-degree photos. Though many users will ... 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.
Photographs have always been the crux of Instagram’s empire, but video is a big focal point for many these days. Up until recently, Instagram offered support for users to publish 15-second videos, while companies have had access to 60-second videos for their advertisements.
After a waiting period, Instagram has deemed it okay to rollout support ... Read More »