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These are the best messaging apps: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, iMessage, and more!

Instant messaging has revolutionized the way the world works. Most of us got our first spin with it during the height of MSN Messenger from its launch in 1999. Now the rise of smartphones has changed the way instant messaging works again. However, there's not a single, one-size-fits-all solution for messaging just yet. There are...

Facebook will roll out a new way to connect with Community Chats

Facebook will begin testing its Community Chats feature in Messenger, allowing users to create a Facebook Group and then have conversations using chat, video, and audio channels. Furthermore, there will be the added convenience of being able to invite people to the community through the Messenger app. According to Facebook, Community Chats will allow users to...

Facebook is testing default end-to-end encryption in Messenger

Facebook has offered end-to-end encrypted chats for Messenger since 2016. But the service had to be enabled for each individual chat session, requiring users to be informed and also making it a bit of a pain to keep conversations secure. While it wasn't ready to have encryption on by default late last year, things have...

Messenger Pro is an Xposed Module that adds loads of features to Facebook Messenger

Meta's Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, riding on the sheer popularity of Facebook. The Messenger app does a lot of things right for it to gain this popularity, but it also has a few limitations that are intentionally placed. For example, the inability to use text formatting...

EU could force WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage and others to offer interoperability

The EU has agreed upon new laws to limit the market power of big tech. Its new Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to blacklist anti-competitive practices and force popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and others to open up and interoperate with smaller messaging platforms. The EU's press release on the matter states: "During a close...

Instagram Stories and DMs now support Meta’s 3D avatars

In a bid to compete with Snap's Bitmoji feature, Facebook (now Meta) launched Avatars all the way back in 2019. At first, the feature was only available in Australia, but Facebook released it in other markets over the course of a year. As its name suggests, the feature lets you create a virtual avatar of...

Messenger now supports E2E encrypted group chats and calls

Meta (formerly Facebook) is rolling out a major update for Messenger, which brings support for end-to-end (E2E) encrypted group chats and calls. The feature expands upon Messenger's existing E2E encrypted messaging feature and it now lets you connect with multiple people in a group chat and make calls in a private and secure way. Along...

Meta isn’t ready to E2E encrypt your Facebook and Instagram messages by default just yet

Meta -- the company behind Facebook and Instagram -- has shared an update regarding its end-to-end (E2E) encryption plans. The company had promised that it would E2E encrypt Facebook and Instagram messages by default during 2022. Now it has pushed this deadline till "sometime in 2023" -- a year later. Meta already E2E encrypts WhatsApp messages...

[Update: Back online] It’s not just you, Facebook Messenger is down for many users globally

Following Facebook's massive outage last month, the company's messaging service is now down for many users globally. Currently, users across the world in the U.S., Europe, and Asia are reporting that both the Messenger website and the official apps are failing to send messages. Visting the website in your browser will display an error message,...

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp are finally back online after hours-long outage

Facebook services across America, Europe, and Asia are being disrupted this morning, causing users of Facebook itself, Facebook Messenger, and its sister services Instagram and WhatsApp to throw up error messages when attempting to access any of the sites and services on any OS. The issue could be related to DNS, as none of the...

Facebook Messenger tests ditching Android 11’s bubbles for chat heads

Google introduced the new Bubbles API with the second Android 10 beta, and the API was initially offered as an opt-in feature for developers, with Google urging them to test the API in their apps so that the supported apps were ready when the feature finally rolled out as a part of Android 11 Developer...

Facebook Messenger now lets you turn on end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls

End-to-end encryption means that when a piece of data leaves your phone, at no point is it decrypted until it reaches its destination. That means if you send a message to a friend via an end-to-end encrypted service, the server that handles your message can't even see what you've written. Facebook Messenger first rolled it...