Facebook Messenger gets Slack-like Shortcuts feature

Meta has released an update to its Facebook Messenger app that enables users to use shortcuts, a new command system, and adds a little additional fun to their messaging experience. By just typing keyboard shortcuts, you can access a number of helpful functions. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets Slack-like Shortcuts feature”

Facebook Messenger update brings redesigned app logo, new default chat colour and more

Facebook has announced a new update to one of their core services — the Messenger, with changes to the app’s UI and a newly redesigned logo. This new update represents a consolidation of the many changes that Facebook made, where they brought various updates to its Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram.

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Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations

Social media giant Facebook has been revamping a lot of its own stuff in recent days to provide users with the smooth, easy user experience. In the recent development, Facebook is adding support for “message replies”. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations”

Facebook Messenger to get message recall feature

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WhatsApp got the message recall feature last year, now the Facebook is gearing up to bring the new feature. In the release rotes of its iOS app version 191.0, the company has mentioned it is planning to introduce color gradients, and a re-skinned interface in the next few weeks.

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Facebook Messenger will now automatically translate Spanish messages to English

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Facebook Messenger can now translate Spanish messages to English (and vice versa). Facebook debuted the feature called M’s translation suggestions at F8 in May, but that was Facebook’s new tools for businesses and used to only work for chats between buyers and sellers in Marketplace. Starting today, you will see “Translate to English/Spanish” module pop up when someone messages you in either language.  Continue reading “Facebook Messenger will now automatically translate Spanish messages to English”

Facebook to eventually allow everyone to unsend messages

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After retracting messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from the recipients’ inboxes, Facebook confirmed that it would soon let everyone unsend messages and is already considering how to build this product. However, the ability won’t be coming anytime and might take several months. The company also clarified that it would no longer retract messages of executives until the feature is available to everyone.  Continue reading “Facebook to eventually allow everyone to unsend messages”

Facebook Messenger now lets you share 360-degree photos and HD video

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Facebook Messenger has received the ability to send 360-degree photos, panoramic photos, and high-definition videos directly in Messenger. Facebook will now allow users to send and receive HD quality; 720p videos straight from their camera roll. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger now lets you share 360-degree photos and HD video”

Facebook to redesign Messenger with real time communication, customer care channels and more

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Facebook started asking people to install Messenger app a few years back and the company kept on pushing it with features to a level that made the app clumsy and cluttered. In its goals for 2018, the company’s David Marcus, head of the messenger highlighted the changes that are coming to messenger this year. Continue reading “Facebook to redesign Messenger with real time communication, customer care channels and more”

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 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 Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat

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Facebook Messenger is adding Snapchat-like filters, masks, animated reactions to video chat. The update also brings the ability to take screenshots during an ongoing video chat. All the new features are available for one-on-one and group video chat. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat”

Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games start rolling out to all users

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Facebook has started rolling instant games for Messenger. In addition, the social network has also released news features that the social network had previewed to developers at its F8 conference last month.

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