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New Facebook Messenger Home Screen Is All About Messaging

05/18/2017, Facebook Messenger has grown significantly in both form and function ever since Facebook decided to offer it as a standalone app. It now has a plethora of features, too many to keep track of honestly, and that has somewhat been distracting from the fact...

Facebook Messenger Games Released For All Users

05/02/2017, Facebook today announced that it’s rolling out Messenger games to all of its billion-plus users across the globe. The platform is called Instant Games and it was first launched in closed beta back in November last year. There are more than 50 games...

Facebook Messenger Lite Expands To 150 Countries

04/27/2017, Facebook Messenger Lite was launched for Android late last year. The lightweight app is meant to provide the Messenger experience to more users across the globe irrespective of how old their smartphone is. Facebook says that enabling those users to access...

Facebook Messenger Now Has 1.2 Billion Users

04/12/2017, Feels like it was only yesterday that Facebook Messenger was launched as a standalone app and Facebook users were encouraged to download it to keep in touch with their friends and family. Messenger has come a very long way since then and it’s much...

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Group Payments

04/11/2017, It was back in 2015 when Facebook first allowed Messenger users to pay each other from within the messaging app. The feature can come in handy if you need to quickly transfer money to a friend for that salad you had for lunch, for example. Facebook has...

Facebook Launching Chatbots For Messenger Groups

03/30/2017, Facebook introduced Chatbots for Facebook Messenger a long time ago. The bots can be used by users to keep themselves information about package deliveries, news, sports updates, and more. According to a new report, at its upcoming F8 developers...

Live Location Sharing Comes To Facebook Messenger

03/27/2017, The Facebook Messenger team today announced a new way for users to share their location in Messenger. The new Live Location feature is being rolled out globally for users on both iOS and Android starting today. It will make it simple and seamless for...

Facebook Messenger Reactions Officially Launched

03/23/2017, We reported recently that Facebook was making some changes to the Messenger experience on the social network. It was only testing those features with a select group of users in Vietnam but the company has officially announced the change which means...

Facebook Battery Issues Fix Needs An App Reset

01/11/2017, People often complain about the official Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps on mobile being too much of a burden on the battery. Both apps constantly required a data connection but that’s not really unusual behavior, many apps require the same...

Facebook Messenger Group Video Chat Feature Goes Live

12/19/2016, Facebook today announced that it’s launching one of the most requested Messenger feature – group video chat. The Facebook Messenger group video chat feature makes it easy for users to stay in touch face-to-face. The feature is being rolled out...

Facebook Messenger Desktop Group Voice Calling Being Tested

12/18/2016, Facebook Messenger enabled users to make group voice calls using the mobile app earlier this year in April but the feature has not yet been released for desktop users. It seems that this is going to change in the near future. The social network has...

Facebook Messenger Camera Launched To Rival Snapchat

12/15/2016, Facebook has been trying very hard to replicate the success of Snapchat in its various products. We’ve seen features quite similar to what Snapchat already offers being added to both Facebook Messenger and Instagram. The company is making another...

Facebook Enables Casual Gaming With Instant Games

11/29/2016, Facebook today confirmed the launch of its Instant Games platform which will enable its billion-plus users to indulge in casual gaming on Facebook Messenger as well as in their News Feed. The HTML5 gaming platform will power games inside Messenger and...