Facebook Messenger May Add Option To Sync Instagram Account

Facebook Messenger already enables users to add their Instagram account but syncing it isn’t an option right now. A new discovery reveals that Facebook has started testing this feature which will enable Messenger users to sync their Instagram accounts with the cross-platform messaging service. This will help them sync both of their accounts which will replace the basic Instagram Account option in Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Tests Flagging DMs From Fake Accounts

Facebook is taking concrete steps to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform. The company has revealed that it’s testing a new system which will flag the direct messages that a user receives from fake accounts. The feature will provide the user with additional information about DMs from unknown contacts such as whether the account was created recently and what sort of phone number was used to log in.

Facebook Messenger Gets Spanish Translation Support For Messages

Facebook today announced that the built-in artificial intelligence assistant in Messenger is now capable of translating messages from Spanish and English. The feature works the other way around as well so users will be able to get their messages translated from English to Spanish as well inside the app. This feature has gone live for all users in the United States and Mexico starting today.

Facebook Brings Autoplay Video Ads To Messenger

Ads in Facebook Messenger are nothing new, Facebook has long monetized its popular messaging service and now it’s kicking things up a notch in a way that may not sit well with some users. Facebook has reportedly started rolling out autoplay video ads inside Messenger which means that user will now see video ads next to their private messages.


Facebook Messenger Can Send 360-Degree Photos And HD Videos Now

Facebook has released a minor update for Facebook Messenger today which makes the app more useful for sending multimedia content. The app has been updated with support for 360-degree photos and HD videos. Facebook Messenger users can now send 360-degree videos through the ap as well as HD video up to 720p, but there’s a caveat.

How to (Permanently) Delete Facebook Messages

To keep your Facebook inbox tidy, you will have to delete some messages permanently. Maybe the conversation includes some sensitive information which you do not want to be archived/stored. Whatever be the reason, in this article, we will guide you through the steps to permanently delete Facebook messages.

Facebook Messenger Allows Users To Add More People To Ongoing Calls

Facebook’s standalone Messenger service has made it easier for users to add more people to an ongoing voice or video call without having to hang up first. This is certainly going to make life easier for a lot of users who have ever had to go through the entire process of hanging up and then starting a call all over again with new participants.

Facebook Messenger Kids Should Be Shut Down, Say Child Health Advocates

Facebook launched Messenger for Kids last month. It’s a kid-friendly version of the company’s popular Messenger app with pre-approved contacts. Parents set up an account for their kids and they can then use the app to conduct one-on-one or group video chat with approved contacts. Child health advocates haven’t warmed up to the idea and they’re now calling on Facebook to shut down Messenger for Kids.

Facebook Messenger Bug Freezes App On Some iPhones

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging services on the market today so a minor bug can end up affecting quite a lot of people. Reports suggest that there’s a new bug that makes the Facebook Messenger app freeze up on some iPhones. Users report that the app freezes up after they type a few words. That’s not ideal because if you can’t type inside a messaging app, […]

Facebook Will Remove Clutter From Messenger This Year

Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used cross-platform messaging services available today. What started out as an app that allowed Facebook users to stay in touch with each other now offers a plethora of features on top of its core feature set. It offers features that include Stories, a gaming platform, the ability to make payments, and chatbots. That makes the app feel a lot cluttered, though, and […]

Facebook Messenger Kids Now Available On Amazon Fire Tablets

Facebook Messenger Kids was launched in December last year. As the name suggests, it’s an iteration of the popular cross-platform messaging app that’s aimed at kids. It’s a standalone child-friendly version of the popular Messenger app that has enhanced parental controls which enable parents to supervise their kids’ use of the app. The Facebook Messenger Kids app is now available on Amazon Fire tablets.

Facebook Messenger Malware Secretly Mines Monero Digital Currency

As if websites trying to hijack visitors’ CPUs to mine digital currency wasn’t enough, a new report suggests that hackers have created malware that targets Facebook Messenger users in order to secretly mine the Monero digital currency. The malware is called Digmine and it was discovered by researchers at the Trend Micro cybersecurity firm. They claim that the malware is targeting as many machines as possible in order to mine […]

Facebook Messenger Lite Crosses 100 Million Installs

Facebook’s primary apps have been downloaded countless times despite the fact that they take up a lot of resources on the device and require a lot of data. Facebook released Messenger Lite in October last year. The lightweight app required less data and resources than its full-fledged counterparts. Facebook initially launched the app in emerging markets where it proved to be really useful. The company later expanded it globally and […]

Facebook Messenger Cloning Streaks Feature From Snapchat

Facebook has a habit of cloning Snapchat features for its services. Take the Stories feature for example. Facebook has added ephemeral messaging and stories feature to Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and even Facebook proper. It now appears to be cloning Snapchat’s streaks feature. The feature encourages friends to message each other daily to keep up their streaks.