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Facebook Introduces Messenger Kids, a Parent-Approved Chat App

Facebook, the world's largest social network, isn't showing signs of slowing down. That growth makes it a great place to connect with friends and acquaintances, but poses a real problem for parents with children -- not all of Facebook's 2 billion users are particularly friendly. Enter Facebook's solution: Messenger Kids on Monday, a kid-friendly version...

Facebook Messenger Now Allows Sending and Receiving Images in 4K

Facebook Messenger has grown to become the to-go messaging solution for many people out there. While it's arguably bloated with unnecessary features and gimmicks (especially since Facebook sought out to destroy Snapchat at all costs with Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp), it's still one of the biggest ones out there, if not the biggest, sitting...

Facebook Messenger Platform Updated to v2.2 With New Customer Chat and Improved Engagement Tools

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging services in the world and today, they have updated the developer platform for the service to version 2.2. Since their v2.1 update, the team has continued listening to the needs of developers and have been working to expand the toolset provided to them. With this update...

Facebook Messenger Lite Launches in More Countries – US, Canada, Ireland, UK and More

Originally launched as an alternative to the Facebook Messenger application, Facebook Messenger Lite's goal was to provide a good Messenger experience to those with cheaper phones or poorer quality internet. It originally launched in five countries, Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, in October 2016. It has now expanded to over one hundred countries. Messenger...

How to Access Facebook Messenger’s Hidden Internal Menu

The hidden internal menu in Facebook Messenger is used by developers at Facebook to modify some aspects of the application during testing. It normally cannot be opened by users because the hidden menu activity does not have a direct way to accessed within the app. However, if your device has root access then it's possible...

How to Disable Facebook Messenger Day Feature on Android

In Facebook's never ending fight against Snapchat, the company launched a feature called the Facebook Messenger Day. But while Snapchat Stories feature was a way for you to show people what you did that day, Facebook Messenger Day's filters and Active Now indicators are there to quickly find something to do or someone to talk...

Facebook Launches Messenger Platform 2.1 With Built-In Natural Language Processing

When we talk about social networks, it is difficult to not include Facebook in that conversation. After all, for most people on the Internet, Facebook is the very definition of a social network, one that they use to communicate and keep in touch with long lost friends on the other side of the world as...

Facebook to Roll Out Ads in Facebook Messenger Globally

Facebook is the largest social network these days and with such scope, they've been expanding their offerings into other areas. From messaging to a marketplace and even its own video platform, Facebook is trying to offer as many services as it can to its 2 billion monthly active users. This type of work doesn't come...

Android O will Improve SMS Authentication for Apps

Each new version of Android brings some major changes to the platform, but there are also a ton of minor changes that aren't nearly as publicized. One such change coming to Android O is an improvement in the way SMS authentication is done by applications. Android O introduces a dedicated API that applications can use to...

Facebook Fixes Battery Draining Bug In The Messenger App

For the past couple of weeks, many users were complaining about rapid battery drain on their smartphones. People began to notice that the Facebook Messenger application was suddenly populating the top spot on their battery history page. Thus, people began to speculate that perhaps the latest version of the popular instant messaging application introduced a...

Facebook Announces Messenger Lite For Older Devices and Emerging Markets

Facebook just announced Facebook Messenger Lite, a new low-resource version of Facebook Messenger (much to the disdain of the developers of Lite Messenger for Facebook), joining Facebook Lite in their portfolio. Facebook Messenger Lite is a cut down version of Facebook Messenger, weighing in at under 10 MB. It is designed to be fast to download...

How Allo and Duo Want to Complicate Messaging by Fracturing the Market

I remember back in 2013 when Google unveiled Hangouts, it was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a true cross-platform integrated messaging program to compete with iMessage and BBM. Finally, an easy way to integrate SMS, Google Voice, and all the bonus features that come with instant messaging into one app, which would sync across...