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Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers

Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers

By Chris Crum December 19, 2014

Facebook announced some lighthearted, holiday-themed updates for its Messenger app, which actually includes a new standalone app for stickers to be sent through Messenger. “The holidays are an important time for people to be connected with their friends and family …

Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App

We’ve known this was coming for a few months now, but the end of chatting on the main Facebook app is nigh. The company is urging users who have not yet downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app that they need …

Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature

Facebook released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. It was an impressive quarter, which led to the company’s stock opening at an all-time high. As usual, the company dropped the obligatory stats, and COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company …

Facebook Messenger Gets an iPad Version Facebook Messenger Gets an iPad Version

In finally, that happened news, Facebook has released a dedicated iPad version of their Facebook Messenger app. The iPad version comes with most of the functionality of the iPhone app, allowing users to send messages, create group chats, employ Facebook’s …

Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared

This week, GlobalWebIndex released a new report about global trends in social platform usage. It found that SnapChat is the fastest-growing social app, followed by Kik Messenger. It’s interesting that the top fastest-growing social apps are completely independent of any …

Facebook 'Dislike' Button Now A Reality (Kind Of) Facebook 'Dislike' Button Now A Reality (Kind Of)
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Facebook users have long begged for a dislike button, because honestly, there’s a whole lot of content to dislike in the News Feed. Facebook has always resisted, however, opting not to spread negativity throughout the world’s largest social network. Well, …

Facebook Tests Messenger Update For Android Facebook Tests Messenger Update For Android

Facebook just announced that it’s testing a new update to Messenger on Android, designed to make it faster and more reliable for mobile-to-mobile messaging. The update includes the ability to see which friends are using the app, the ability to …

Facebook's App Family Is About to Get Some Updates Facebook's App Family Is About to Get Some Updates

According to sources familiar with the situation, 9to5Mac is saying that Facebook is “preparing major update” to a bunch of the apps in its purview. This includes the basic Facebook for iOS, the Facebook Messenger app, and Instagram. First off, …

Facebook Tests Private Messages From Status Box Facebook Tests Private Messages From Status Box
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Facebook is reportedly getting ready to test a feature that will let you start private messages to friends from the main status update box on the homepage. Josh Constine at TechCrunch says he has confirmed with multiple sources that this …

Chat Heads Come To Facebook Messenger Chat Heads Come To Facebook Messenger

Facebook unveiled Facebook Home for Android last week, as I’m sure you recall. There was a lot of press about: the product, what it means for Facebook’s mobile strategy, the Eminem song Facebook used in a video for it, etc. …

Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues
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A lot of people are complaining about issues with Facebook notifications. Specifically, some users of Facebook’s Messenger app are having problems. We’re seeing complaints that people using the app are getting notifications for old messages. One user of the iOS …

Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat on Desktop Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat on Desktop
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Facebook is currently testing a new look to chat on desktop – one that looks nearly identical to the way chat appears on the Facebook Messenger app. The new design has blue and white chat bubbles, instead of the simple …

Facebook Partners With Operators On Free Messaging Facebook Partners With Operators On Free Messaging
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Facebook announced partnerships with over 18 operators in 14 countries to provide users with free or discounted data access to Facebook messaging. Users on Android, iOS and Facebook for Every Phone (which the company notes is now optimized for chat) …

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out VoIP Calling to US Facebook Messenger Rolls Out VoIP Calling to US
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U.S. Facebook Messenger users now have a brand new way to make free voice calls. Well, kind of free. Facebook has begun the U.S. rollout of VoIP calling in their Messenger app, after testing the feature for nearly two weeks …

Facebook Messenger Gets New Sign In Option Facebook Messenger Gets New Sign In Option
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Do you have a limited texting plan? Do you distrust Facebook enough to not the use the social network or its mobile messenger application? If so, Facebook has introduced an easier sign-up method that may change your mind. Facebook announced …

Mozilla Social API Integrates Facebook Into Firefox Mozilla Social API Integrates Facebook Into Firefox
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Back in October, Mozilla released Firefox beta 17. This particular version of the eight-year-old browser brought with it the Social API – a new tool that would allow developers to integrate social networks right into the browser experience. Facebook was …

Firefox Beta Introduces The Social API Firefox Beta Introduces The Social API
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Mozilla has had a hand in developing many of the Web APIs that Chrome, Firefox and others have been implementing over the last year. The non-profit company is now developing its latest Web API that has the potential to make …