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Facebook Messenger to use Android 11 Bubbles over old chat heads

Don’t be surprised if you see some changes on your Facebook Messenger. The chat heads are said to have changed. The devs decided to use the bubble notifications API from Android 11. The Bubbles API is not really new. It was already introduced last year as part of Android 10 Beta 2. It was an […]

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Facebook Launches Messenger Kids in Dozens More Countries, Makes it Easier for Parents to Connect Kids With Friends

Facebook has announced the launch of Messenger Kids in over 70 more countries as well as several new features for parents to help their children connect with friends and family during the global health crisis. The new features include Supervised Friending, which gives parents the option to allow their kids to accept, reject, add or […]

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Facebook Launches New ‘Kit’ App for Apple Watch to Keep in Touch With Your Closest Friends

Facebook’s experimental NPE Team today has launched a new app called “Kit” or “Keep in Touch” for connecting with close friends over Messenger on the Apple Watch. To get started, users scan a QR code on the Apple Watch, or enter an access code at fb.com/devices. Then, users select a Messenger contact and can quickly […]

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Facebook Messenger Launches Standalone Video and Text Chat App for macOS and Windows

Apple Acquires Weather App Dark Sky Apple has acquired weather app Dark Sky, Dark Sky’s developers announced today. Dark Sky is one of the most popular weather apps on the App Store, known for its accuracy and storm warnings. Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to […]

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Messenger teams up with develoeprs to provide free services

It’s crucial now for people to have access to true and accurate information as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Several tech companies are coming up with ways to help out organizations in their information campaign. Facebook has now announced that they are teaming up with developers to support government health organizations in […]

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Messenger Kids app updated with more, better parental control

In 2017, Facebook released the Messenger Kids mobile app. It’s not just for the children but also for the parents and guardians who want to see and control how their kids use apps. The instant messaging app was intended to protect the kids and we know it’s been helpful. Unfortunately, there were advocacy groups that […]

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US, UK, and Australia Urge Zuckerberg Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging to Facebook and Instagram

U.S., U.K., and Australian officials have contacted Facebook to request that it provides authorities with a way to access encrypted messages sent by users over the social network, it was revealed today. Facebook-owned WhatsApp already uses end-to-end encryption to ensure only senders and recipients can read messages, but Facebook intends to extend the same protocols […]

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