Facebook Messenger gets PayPal Peer-to-Peer Payment support

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Facebook and Paypal last year had introduced the Paypal as payment support within the messenger app and today, both the company has rolled out the ability to use Paypal account to send or receive money within the messenger app. Paypal is also launching company’s first customer service bot which will be at users service handling questions and requests for help.

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Facebook now allows developers monetize Instant Games on Messenger

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Facebook’s Messenger app is one the most widely used chat application all over the world. Further to better the app, the company last year has introduced the Instant Games for Messenger with over 20 games from several developers at the time of launch which later was gradually increased and gave more features to developers to build flexible, rich gameplay experience. It introduced ads in Messenger app back a few months back.

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Facebook launches food delivery service in the US

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Facebook has now forayed into the food delivery space. The social network is now bringing the ability for users to order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook. Users will now be able to order delivery or takeout from restaurant chains such as Papa John’s and Panera, and on-demand services including Delivery.com and DoorDash. Continue reading “Facebook launches food delivery service in the US”

Oculus introduces Oculus Go standalone VR headset for $199

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Oculus has announced a new VR headset at its Connect developer conference in San Jose, California. Dubbed as Oculus Go, it is the first standalone wireless VR headset from Facebook owned Oculus. This essentially means, all-in-one standalone VR headset that doesn’t require a smartphone.
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Facebook launches Workplace chat desktop app for Windows and Mac

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Facebook has launched the desktop app of its team-collaboration service Workplace, called Workplace Chat. The soft launch of the app was first reported by TechCrunch. Available for Mac and Windows, the Workplace Chat app features screen sharing ability like Hangouts and Slack.  Continue reading “Facebook launches Workplace chat desktop app for Windows and Mac”

Facebook rolls out new feature to help connect blood donors with recipients in India

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In a bid to make it easier to donate blood in India, Facebook has rolled out a new feature. The feature will make it easier for people to sign up to be donors. It will help to connect people and organizations with information and tools to find blood donors when needed.
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Facebook Messenger crosses 1.3 billion monthly active users

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Facebook Messenger now has over 1.3 billion monthly active users. The user base has increased from 1.2 billion in April. Messenger surpassed the one billion monthly active users (MAUs) mark in July 2016. Facebook owned WhatsApp also has 1.3 billion MAUs.
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Facebook starts testing Bonfire group video chat app

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It was reported back in July that Facebook is working on a video chat app called Bonfire. Now, the app is currently being tested in Denmark. First spotted by The Next Web, it is available in Danish Apple App Store. Continue reading “Facebook starts testing Bonfire group video chat app”

Facebook is testing Instant Videos on Android

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Facebook is testing a new feature that will make it easier for you to watch videos when you are on the move. Dubbed as Instant Videos, the social network is currently testing it on a small number of people. The feature was first spotted by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra and was later confirmed by TechCrunch.
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Instagram is testing a way to share Stories directly to Facebook

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It looks like Instagram wants to increase the reach of its popular feature Stories. According to Matt Navarra of The Next Web, Instagram is testing a new feature that allows people to share their Story directly to Facebook.
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Facebook tipped to be working on ‘Aloha’ video chat device

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Earlier this month, Facebook was rumored to be working on a video chat device with touchscreen. Now, a new report from Business Insider corroborates the rumor saying the video chat device from the social network is code named as Aloha. Continue reading “Facebook tipped to be working on ‘Aloha’ video chat device”

Facebook secretly launched photo-sharing app Colorful Balloons in China

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Facebook has secretly launched a new photo-sharing app dubbed as Colorful Balloons in China. The largest social network with over 2 billion monthly active users has been blocked in China since 2009. According to a report from the New York Times, the app was published by a company named “Youge Internet Technology” in China’s App Store and early users are not able to easily share the app with outsiders.
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