As many of you know, Facebook owns several prominent social media platforms and messaging apps, such as Instagram and WhatsApp. For the most part, they have all managed to stay separate and somewhat independent of each other. However, earlier this year it was reported that Facebook could actually be planning on unifying them.
When it comes to video conferencing calls, screen sharing is a feature that most would expect to see. This is because video conference would typically be used by companies where they might need to collaborate on a document or a presentation remotely, and sharing a screen is how they can go about sharing information with each other.
One of the features of Facebook’s Messenger for Kids is that it prevents the user from chatting with unapproved contacts. This means that kids who use the app will only get to chat with people that they know and approved by their parents, thus preventing strangers from getting in touch with your kids.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Facebook could be looking to unify some of its apps. This included WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger where the idea was that by unifying them, users could chat across them all at once. This is versus the current situation where each app is standalone and more or less separate from each other.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Facebook was testing out a dark mode for its Messenger app. It was later revealed that users could “secretly” enable the feature with a trick, but the good news is that if you can appreciate dark mode on your apps, Facebook has announced that the feature is now live to all users.
If you’re chatting with someone, sometimes your messages can get lost in the conversation and it might be confusing. However this is an issue that has been solved in some messenger apps, such as WhatsApp which lets you reply to certain messages with a quote to give it better context to the reader.
For the most part most of us would like it if our conversations with others are private. This is why messaging apps these days are starting to introduce end-to-end encryption that prevents messages from being intercepted and read by someone else. Unfortunately for Facebook Messenger, there was a bug that could have allowed someone to see who you are chatting with.
Recently there was a report on how Facebook was planning on unifying its messenger platforms, where they would be updated to share the same underlying infrastructure. The report claims that Facebook had planned to get it done by this year, but it seems that may no longer be a possibility.
Companies like Apple tend to shut down the companies and services that they acquire and fold it into their own products and services. They did this with Workflow, Beats Music, and Texture, just to name a few. Facebook on the other hand seems to be more than happy to let their acquisitions continue operating as it is.
Back in November last year, Facebook started to roll out an “unsend” feature for some of its Messenger users. The rollout was limited at that time, but it looks like Facebook is pushing out the feature to more of its users, at least according to a post on Reddit by saras112 who posted a screenshot showing the feature available on their device.
Dark mode is a feature that we’re starting to see become a native feature amongst apps. Of course a system-wide dark mode that would automatically apply it to all apps would be much preferred, but for now it’s entirely up to developers to decide whether or not they want to support it.
If you’ve been using Facebook since its early days, there is a chance that you probably have sent quite a lot of old messages to your contacts since. Now it seems that there is a bug in which your years-old messages are coming back to haunt you seemingly at random intervals, according to various tweets by Facebook users.
We’ve all shared links to videos with our friends before, but if you want to be able to watch a video with your friends at the same time, even if you aren’t in the same room, it looks like Facebook is trying to bring that feature to its Messenger platform. This feature was initiated spotted in the app’s codebase by Ananay Arora.
Last month Facebook announced that they would be rolling out a new UI update to its Messenger platform. The idea behind the new UI design is that it would make it cleaner and less cluttered compared to the current version, which is very much welcome when you consider how long the app has been around.