Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS gets Dark Mode

Update – March 5, 2019: Facebook has released Dark Mode for Messenger officially. The company says that you still need to send crescent moon emoji to enable it, and the feature will be fully rolled out in settings in the coming weeks.

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Facebook Messenger ‘Unsend’ feature now available for everyone

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Facebook Messenger finally gets ‘delete message’ feature months after promising the rollout. You can easily remove your sent message on Messenger – whether it’s to one person or a group, similar to that on WhatsApp. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger ‘Unsend’ feature now available for everyone”

Facebook Messenger dark mode public testing begins in selected countries

Facebook is testing dark mode on Messenger in selected countries, and the feature itself is incomplete for now. The company has been experimenting with various features and changes in the recent times and the dark mode are one among them. The feature was announced back in October last year. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger dark mode public testing begins in selected countries”

Facebook Messenger gets native support for Boomerang videos, new selfie mode, AR stickers and more

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Facebook has added a hot of new features for its Messenger app including native support for looping Boomerang videos, there’s also a Selfie mode that automatically blurs out the background, and an augmented reality feature that lets you place Messenger’s stickers in your photos and videos. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets native support for Boomerang videos, new selfie mode, AR stickers and more”

Facebook rolls out Messenger ‘Unsend’ feature for Android and iOS

Facebook Messenger Unsend

Facebook confirmed that it is working on bringing ‘Unsend’ feature to everyone after CEO Mark Zuckerberg unsent messages and now it looks the feature is finally here. Facebook  Messenger now gives the ability to unsend messages so they can remove their sent messages from the recipient’s inbox. Continue reading “Facebook rolls out Messenger ‘Unsend’ feature for Android and iOS”

Facebook Messenger gets interactive video chat AR Games

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Facebook today introduced a new way to connect with your friends in a video chat with multiplayer video chat AR games. This feature will allow upto six people to play at a time making the gaming experience much more interactive and social. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets interactive video chat AR Games”

Facebook starts rolling out autoplay video ads inside Messenger

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Facebook has confirmed that it is starting to roll out autoplay video ads inside Messenger. This makes things way more annoying to have messages and ads sit right next to each other. To remind you, Messenger first started showing ads almost a year ago, but they were static ads, not video. Continue reading “Facebook starts rolling out autoplay video ads inside Messenger”

Facebook market place expands to home service professionals

Facebook Market Place Home Service

Facebook today has expanded its marketplace to home service professionals. The company says that it has included this section as it topped the recommendations related queries on Facebook in the US compared to other topics.  Continue reading “Facebook market place expands to home service professionals”

Facebook Messenger gets new reporting tools

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Facebook’s Messenger platform never had any means of reporting content that violates any policies within the app except via the Facebook reporting tools or Messenger web. Today the company is giving access to the reporting tool directly from any Messenger conversation on iOS or Android. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets new reporting tools”

Facebook Messenger for brands gets AR camera effects, Spanish translations

AR in Messenger

Facebook at the F8 event has introduced a bunch of new features to its Messenger platform. It now brings the ability for brands to incorporate augmented reality into their Messenger experiences and also adds Spanish translations so that buyers and sellers in Marketplace can communicate across languages with M suggestions for translations. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger for brands gets AR camera effects, Spanish translations”

Facebook clarifies Facebook Lite and Messenger call and text history logging is opt-in, can be deleted

Facebook Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android for quite some time now. However, reports started flowing in that the company has been logging people’s call and SMS (text) history without their permission. Today, the company clarified that it is an opt-in feature. Continue reading “Facebook clarifies Facebook Lite and Messenger call and text history logging is opt-in, can be deleted”

Facebook Messenger gets new admin privileges and joinable links

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Facebook is rolling out an update to the Messenger which brings new admin privileges, joinable links and more. With admin controls, admins can now approve new members before they join your group chat which is really helpful in large group chats with people you may not yet be connected to. Continue reading “Facebook Messenger gets new admin privileges and joinable links”

Facebook Messenger now lets you add friends in group calls

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Facebook has started rolling out a new update to Messenger that lets you add friends in group audio and video calls. Currently, in order to make a group video call, you will have to disconnect the existing call and start a new conversation from your inbox.  Continue reading “Facebook Messenger now lets you add friends in group calls”

Facebook Messenger gets PayPal Peer-to-Peer Payment support

Facebook Messenger Paypal

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

Instant Games for Messenger

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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