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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...

These are the Best Messaging Apps: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, 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 Messenger is getting a new quick reply bar and new chat themes

Facebook has announced a bunch of new features for Messenger, the company's instant messaging app. The new features include a quick reply bar, three new chat themes and QR codes and payment links. The latest update is adding three new themes in the Messenger app to personalize your chatting experience. The first is for the fans...

Facebook Messenger and Instagram chats won’t be encrypted by default until at least 2022

Facebook has received plenty of criticism over the past few years, partially because the company has a near-monopoly on messaging and social networks in some countries, and also due to Facebook's abhorrent track record with user privacy and data. The company has been slow-moving to improve its public perception, and one element of that —...

Facebook forces third-party clients Swipe and Simple Social off the Play Store

The Google Play Store is home to several third-party Facebook clients that let users access the social media platform on their phones. The clients offer a faster, lighter, and better-designed interface than the social media company's own apps for Android, and as a result, they've amassed a large user base over the years. But Facebook...

XDA Basics: How to Delete or Deactivate your Facebook account

In the wake of the massive data breach at Facebook which exposed the personal details of 533 million users, you may be thinking once again about how to delete your Facebook account. We all go through these periods when we think that Mark Zuckerberg knows more about us than is healthy. But we dismiss the...

Facebook limits Messenger and Instagram functionality in Europe

Facebook has temporarily removed some functionality from its Messenger and Instagram offerings, at least for European users. The move is to give the company time to make changes in order to comply with changes to EU privacy regulations, which are currently being enforced by member nations. Users firing up their apps in the region are being...

Facebook Messenger and Instagram add BTS theme and Watch Together feature

Facebook Messenger and Instagram have extended the scope of their newly joined-up messaging service with some new features, including one involving South Korean boy-band sensation BTS (for our regular readers, that’s the band providing the song for the current global Samsung Galaxy S20 FE advertisement). First up, according to Facebook’s newsroom, (if you’re just here to...

Here’s how to enable custom reactions in Facebook Messenger right now

Facebook is known for testing new features with users all the time. Some are cool and useful, however, many are often held behind a barrier of exclusivity, with some people seemingly getting whatever the new feature is and many more not. One such feature is custom reactions, which Facebook said is coming to the Messenger...

Facebook Messenger redesigns its logo, adds more customization features

Facebook Messenger has an all-new logo, and it’s also gaining several new customization features, including chat themes and a vanish mode. The new Messenger logo adopts the gradient design seen in the Instagram logo, going from Facebook’s patented solid blue to a blue-to-pink. According to Facebook’s Messenger VP Stan Chudnovsky, the new logo is meant to...