UK Government Readies Anti-Encryption Publicity Campaign to ‘Keep Children Safe’ Online

The British Government is reportedly preparing a publicity attack on end-to-end encryption in an effort to mobilize public opinion against the technology by framing it as a child safety issue, with its main aim being to derail Facebook’s plan to end-to-end encrypt its Messenger platform. According to Rolling Stone, the Home Office has hired the […]

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Meta brings holiday-themed features to Messenger, Instagram DMs

This holiday season some people will be able to spend it with loved ones in-person. But there’s still a lot that will depend on communication apps like Messenger and Instagram DMs to keep in touch with others. Meta has now announced this year’s holiday-themed features for their messaging platforms and as expected, it includes AR […]

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Facebook Messenger testing out Split Payments feature

One of the most complicated things about going out for dinner with friends is the splitting of the bill at the end and reminding people to pay up. For moments like this and other times when you need to divide various payments like house bills and gifts, Meta may have a solution soon for you. […]

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Facebook Delays Plans to Use End-to-End Encryption As Default for Messenger and Instagram Messages Until at Least 2023

Facebook, now rebranded to “Meta,” is delaying plans to use end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram messages until at least 2023, a year later than the previous deadline promised by the social media behemoth. Writing in The Telegraph, Meta’s head of global safety, Antigone Davis, said that the company is pushing back its deadline to […]

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Facebook brings cross-app group chats, themes, polls, Watch Together

Facebook has previously promised more cross-app integrations between its products and even though there has been criticisms and objections from various stakeholders, they seem to be pushing through with more updates. The latest one lets users have cross-app group messaging for Messenger and Instagram as well as new features that you can use across both […]

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Facebook Messenger celebrates 10th birthday with new features

Can you believe that it’s been 10 years since Facebook Messenger came into our lives? It has gone through a lot of changes including becoming a stand-alone app and now arguably the most popular messaging service in the world. To celebrate this milestone, they’re introducing some new features, a lot of which are birthday-related of […]

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Facebook Messenger Celebrates Its 10th Birthday With Poll Games, Birthday Cash Gifting, and More

Facebook today announced updates coming to Facebook Messenger as the app and service celebrates its tenth birthday. The new features include a new game, tighter integration with Facebook Pay, message effects, and more. For Messenger users in the United States, Messenger now allows you to receive cash gifts directly within the app. This is being […]

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Facebook testing out video and voice calling in main app

It looks like Facebook is working on streamlining its Messenger service once again. Currently, voice and video calls are placed through their messaging app but now they’re bringing the capability on the main app as well to a small number of users. This is part of their plan to lessen the need of jumping back […]

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Facebook Messenger now lets you send “Soundmojis” (emojis with audio)

Probably as part of Facebook’s new love affair with all things audio, you will now be able to send emojis with sound or what they call Soundmojis for those times when a simple emoji will not suffice. You can choose from among their growing library of these audio emojis and recipients will receive not just […]

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Default message encryption for Facebook, Instagram not coming until 2022

To say that Facebook has faced its fair share of privacy and security issues the past few years is probably an understatement. Despite all that, it’s still a pretty popular social media platform, especially its Messenger and Instagram apps. But if you’re expecting that they will be releasing privacy features like default end-to-end encryption, don’t […]

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Messenger, Messenger Kids updated in honor of Earth Week

Earth Hour has passed but the official Earth Day has yet to happen this coming April 22, Thursday. To celebrate the special occasion, Facebook is updating both the Messenger app and Messenger Kids. Celebrating Mother Earth is the goal and with this round of updates, you can be reminded the importance of caring for the […]

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Facebook adds new safety tools for Messenger users

If you’re still using Facebook apps even after all the issues and controversies over it, you probably need to beef up your privacy and security features if you’re not planning on leaving anytime soon. To celebrate Safer Internet Day, they have added new safety tools and control options for its Messenger app so users will […]

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All-in-One Chat App ‘Beeper’ Brings iMessage to Android and Windows Using Workaround

New universal chat app “Beeper” combines 15 different chat platforms into a single inbox and offers iMessage on Android and Windows (via The Verge). The app comes from a team including former Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, and enables users to integrate a range of messaging services, including WhatsApp, SMS, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Skype, Hangouts, […]

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Quelle alternative pour remplacer WhatsApp et Facebook Messenger ?

À partir du 8 février 15 mai 2021, les utilisateurs de WhatsApp devront partager une partie de leurs données privées avec Facebook, au même titre que les utilisateurs de Messenger. Jusqu’à maintenant, les conditions d’utilisation laissaient le choix sur les données qu’ils souhaitaient communiquer au géant américain. L’entreprise indique ainsi que le numéro de téléphone […]

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Facebook Temporarily Disables Some Messenger and Instagram Features in Europe to Comply With EU Data Rules

Some Messenger and Instagram features are temporarily unavailable to users in Europe in order to comply with new rules on data usage currently being rolled out in EU countries. Affected users are seeing alerts in the Facebook-owned apps that some features aren’t available to “respect new rules for messaging services in Europe.” The alert doesn’t […]

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Messenger Kids updated with Santa Experience, Christmas effects

Facebook’s Messenger Kids has proven to be safe and secure for the whole family. It can be fun to chat with the young ones in a safe environment. Most parents we know use Messenger to connect with other kids. The team behind it regularly updates the app. The last one we mentioned here was almost […]

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Messenger Kids app redesigned for easier use by younger audience

Now that COVID cases are continually on the rise, we can expect a lot of shutdowns and stay at home campaigns especially over the holiday season. We are able to stay in touch with family members and friends through various messaging apps and video communication tools. For kids, Facebook’s Messenger Kids app is a way […]

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Facebook Messenger gets logo refresh, shares upcoming new features

Facebook really wants to up its messaging game in a time when most people have to rely on these communication apps to keep in touch with loved ones. The social media giant has now unveiled a new look for its Messenger app including a logo refresh and the announcement of several upcoming features that their […]

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Facebook Messenger brings 3D, AR Halloween spooky treats

Trick or treating and Halloween parties are probably not the wisest things to do right now in the midst of a pandemic but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some spooky fun. A lot of the scary treats will probably be happening online later this month but you can always start early. Facebook Messenger is […]

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