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For Buisnesses, More to Come with Facebook Messenger

For Buisnesses, More to Come with Facebook Messenger

Last year at its F8 conference, Facebook introduced business features for Messenger, though so far, things have been pretty limited. The ecommerce businesses that have been using it, however, have been happy with it so far. That is according to Mark Zuckerberg. Are you looking forward to more business feature availability for Messenger? Do you think it’s something your customers …

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Some Things Businesses Should Know About Facebook Messenger

Some Things Businesses Should Know About Facebook Messenger

Facebook is touting its progress with Messenger, announcing that it recently surpassed the 800 million-user milestone. As Messenger evolves into a greater business tool, this massive user base is key. Do you expect Messenger to become a significant part of your business communication efforts? Share your thoughts in the comments. Facebook put out this small infographic looking at 2015 additions …

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Facebook Reportedly Giving Some Developers New Chat SDK

Facebook Reportedly Giving Some Developers New Chat SDK

Facebook reportedly has a new Chat SDK for Messenger that it’s giving to a select few developers. The company hasn’t announced it or made documentation available. According to Josh Constine at TechCrunch, the SDK enables developers to build “interactive experiences and ‘bots’” for shopping, travel, etc. He writes: The Chat SDK allows developers to create bots that users can send …

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Google Has a New Messaging App In the Works

Google Has a New Messaging App In the Works

It looks like Google has new plans to make a bigger mark in the messaging space beyond its Messenger and Hangouts apps. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has been working on a new mobile messaging service that utilizes artificial intelligence and chatbot technology for over a year. From the sound of it, Google has Facebook Messenger …

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Facebook Messenger Is The Fastest Growing of the Top Apps In the U.S.

Facebook Messenger Is The Fastest Growing of the Top Apps In the U.S.

It’s no surprise that Facebook Messenger continues to grow, but according to new data from Nielsen, it’s actually the fastest growing app in the U.S. It’s still behind Facebook and YouTube, but is very close to catching YouTube, which is pretty incredible. It’s even ahead of Google Search which is a feat on its own. Here’s the top ten: “From …

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Facebook Messenger Continues Evolution To Assistant

Facebook Messenger Continues Evolution To Assistant

Facebook announced a new feature for Messenger that lets you request a ride from a car service like Uber. In fact, Uber is a partner on the feature, though Facebook says it’s just the first partner. Lyft is reportedly coming soon. Introducing Transportation on Messenger from Facebook on Vimeo. “To get started, download the latest version of Messenger,” explains product …

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New Facebook Tools Good News For Businesses

New Facebook Tools Good News For Businesses

While businesses have had plenty to complain about when it comes to Facebook in the past year or two – mainly when it comes to the amount of followers their Page posts are reaching – the company has also been making a lot of improvements in other areas that should be of great advantage. This week, Facebook made a significant …

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Facebook Messenger Gets Message Requests

Facebook Messenger Gets Message Requests

Facebook announced that it’s rolling out Message Requests for Messenger. It calls this a “foundational development” in the sense that the company will continue to build on the functionality to improve the way people find each other. Essentially, it’s a way for you to request permission to send someone a message, similar to how you would request to be their …

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Facebook Messenger Pairs Users With Professionals With New Pro.com Integration

Facebook Messenger Pairs Users With Professionals With New Pro.com Integration

It’s been a big year for Facebook Messenger, which continues its transition from a simple instant messaging app to a platform for business and more. A new partnership with Pro.com will now even let users tap Messenger to get instant pricing and appointment scheduling with home professionals. Pro.com announced the launch of a new mobile messaging service called Tex-a-Pro, which …

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Facebook Messenger Hits Apple Watch

Facebook Messenger Hits Apple Watch

Apple announced at its press event on Wednesday that Facebook Messenger is coming to Apple Watch enabling users to communicate with the increasingly popular app from their wrists. Users will be able to send messages in text and audio as well as share their location from the app. Facebook Messenger has 700 million users. It recently surpassed YouTube in terms …

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‘M’ Is Facebook’s Personal Assistant Inside Messenger

‘M’ Is Facebook’s Personal Assistant Inside Messenger

Ever since Facebook split Messenger from its flagship app (a move that wasn’t everyone’s favorite), the company has been making addition after addition to its core functionality. It’s pretty clear that Facebook wants Messenger to wear many hats. Today, the company has unveiled the robot hat. Facebook Messaging head David Marcus has pulled the cover off M, Facebook’s ambitious new …

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This Should Help Your Facebook Customer Service Efforts

This Should Help Your Facebook Customer Service Efforts

Businesses have new ways to improve their customer service efforts on Facebook, and should now be able to start doing a better job of responding to questions and concerns and just engaging with customers in a more helpful way. Do you intend to work on improving social media customer service or do you feel you’ve already been doing a good …

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Will Businesses Take Facebook’s Bait This Time?

A lot of business have felt gamed by Facebook after the company gave them a free way to reach people by their pages, got them hooked on that, and then made it so they can only reach a much smaller amount of fans without paying for sponsored posts. It sounds like Facebook is going to try a similar approach in …

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Facebook Messenger Is Now Globally Available to Anyone with a Phone Number

In June, Facebook said it was beginning to roll out a new way to use Facebook Messenger – a way to sign up with a phone number and only a phone number. Today, it goes global. As of now, everyone in the world can use Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account. Messenger’s David Marcus made the announcement today. “Excited to …

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Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook announced in March that it would begin letting people send money to each other through Messenger. About a month ago, it launched the feature in New York City and surrounding metro areas as part of a slow roll out across the country. On Tuesday, the company revealed that it’s now available to everyone in the United States. Facebook’s David …

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Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires A Facebook Account

Facebook is really getting into this standalone apps thing. Facebook Creative Labs currently has eight apps available, and then there’s those Facebook has acquired like WhatsApp and Instagram. Now, Facebook is unbundling Messenger. You might be thinking that they’ve already done that, and you’d be right. Last year, Facebook began requiring users to download a separate app to use the …

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You Can Now Play a Game in Facebook Messenger

In March, Facebook launched what it called “Messenger Platform” and “Businesses on Messenger”, two initiatives that the company hopes will turn Messenger into more than just a simple messaging platform. Facebook now lets developers build apps for Messenger – the first slate of which let users quickly pull up GIFs, sound clips, videos, and more. Last month, reports indicated that …

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Facebook Messenger Adds New Way To Send Location

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has added a new way for Messenger users to send a location as part of a conversation. It’s rolling out now, taking the place of the old location feature. With the new version, you can choose to send a map of your location or another place as a separate message. To do so, tap …

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Facebook Expands Messenger Payments Feature

A couple months ago, Facebook finally announced person-to-person payments in Messenger after months of rumor that the product would get something enabling people to use the app for payments. Still, Facebook said the roll out would be slow and over the coming months. Today, the company says it’s launching the feature in New York City and surrounding metro areas as …

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Facebook Messenger Will Now Give Context to That Random Person Messaging You

Facebook has long allowed people to message you even if you’re not friends with them. Oftentimes, those messages wind up in that “Other” inbox inside Messenger. You don’t know what I’m talking about? That’s ok, plenty of Facebook users probably have no idea that they have a whole other inbox full of messages from random stranger, spammers, and more. Anyway, …

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Facebook Messenger Video Calling Goes Global (Mostly)

Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature is now available worldwide – for the most part. “Quick update on video calling in Messenger: we’re happy to share we’ve now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we’re still working on improving quality for. So make sure you get the latest and greatest version for iOS and Android, …

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Facebook Messenger May Soon Have Games

Facebook is in the process of turning Facebook Messenger into much more than a simple messaging app, and the latest move might be the most ambitious yet. According to The Information, Facebook is currently talking to game developers about putting games inside Messenger. Facebook is in active conversations with game developers about the platform, according to three people briefed on …

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Is Facebook More Small Business-Friendly Than You Thought?

Facebook is dedicating more resources to trying to stay in the good graces of small businesses, even after it has continually made changes to its News Feed algorithm over the past year and a half, which have largely been detrimental to them. Do you think Facebook can still be a valuable asset to small businesses despite the organic reach issue? …

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Facebook Messenger Lets You Make Video Calls

Adding features to Messenger has obviously become a big priority at Facebook, and the company just announced potentially one of the app’s most important features to date. Facebook Messenger now lets you make video calls for face-to-face conversations. “Accounting for more than 10% of all mobile VoIP calls globally, Messenger already offers people the ability to make voice calls to …

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Facebook Channels AIM, Tests Away Messages

Away messages were the very first status updates. And now that Facebook has perfected the latter, it’s trying to bring back the former. In another update to Facebook Messenger – something we’re seeing a lot of these days – Facebook is testing a new feature that basically brings back the away message. You know. You used AIM before there was …

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Facebook Messenger Gets Its Own Web Version

Facebook is splitting up Messenger and everything else again. Got ya. Not exactly, but Facebook is spinning Messenger off into its own web app. Don’t worry, however, Facebook promises that it’s not going the strip chat functionality out of Facebook.com. If you head on over to www.messenger.com you’ll find a completely standalone version of Facebook Messenger – one free of …

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What Businesses Will Be Able To Do With Facebook Messenger

Much of Facebook’s opening f8 keynote on Wednesday was about Facebook Messenger, which the company has now turned into a developer platform. The other major piece of Messenger news was that users will soon be able to interact with businesses. For businesses, this means a new, direct, and very personal way to engage with customers. Would you like to use …

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Facebook Messenger Now A Platform, Provides Guidelines For Developers

Facebook just kicked off its annual f8 developer conference, announcing Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger. The former enables developers to build apps that Messenger users can take advantage of in conversations. The latter seems to be looking to take over email for business-to-consumer communications. Facebook is expanding the composer in Messenger to enable users to find more services (apps) …

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Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money

Rumored for some time, Facebook is finally announcing that peer-to-peer payments have come to Messenger. Not immediately, however. Facebook says it’ll be rolling it out to iOS, Android, and Desktop in the “coming months,” and we all know how slowly Facebook likes to roll out products. But let’s be optimistic on this one. When you finally do get the ability …

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Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and on the conference call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated that we’d be able to make payments with Messenger eventually. Here’s what …

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