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Facebook Attempts to Debunk Messenger Myths

Facebook Attempts to Debunk Messenger Myths

By Josh Wolford August 27, 2014

When it comes to its Messenger app and the continued backlash, Facebook really wants to set the record straight. The Next Web spotted a big, unavoidable alert inside Facebook for iOS which directs users to a page called Messenger: Myths …

Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand
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It appears that Facebook’s paid messaging test has crossed the pond, as users in the U.K. are reporting that they are being given the opportunity to pay upwards of £10 to send messages to some users’ inboxes. “The system of …

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 Puts $100 Price on Messaging Zuckerberg Facebook Puts $100 Price on Messaging Zuckerberg
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What would you be willing to pay to ensure that a message you sent someone on Facebook reached their inbox? I mean their real inbox – not that “other” message folder that houses all the spam. Would you pay a …

Facebook Messenger Adds Voice Messaging, VoIP Facebook Messenger Adds Voice Messaging, VoIP
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Today, Facebook takes another step in fashioning itself as the premier way to message your friends. An update to their standalone iOS and Android Messenger app will allow users to send voice messages for the first time, and they’re testing …

Facebook Tests Paid Messages, Adds New Filtering Facebook Tests Paid Messages, Adds New Filtering
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Facebook has been doing a lot as of late to improve their Messages product and to encourage more people to use it. Back in August, Facebook totally redesigned the look of Messages on desktop, giving it a new side-by-side view …

Facebook Reports Shady Chats, Leads to Arrest Facebook Reports Shady Chats, Leads to Arrest
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Let’s face it; social media and privacy are always going to be two warring parties. Sure, privacy controls help users define who can see what on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (and some sites offer simpler, more accessible privacy …

Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View
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With the old Facebook Messages layout, all of your messages were laid out in descending order (most recent at the top). When you clicked on a particular thread, you were taken to a different page where the message thread was …

Here’s How To Stop Facebook’s “Message Seen” Feature Here’s How To Stop Facebook’s “Message Seen” Feature
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Last month, users slowly began to notice that Facebook chat (messages) had a new feature. Right under sent messages, in the chat box appeared a light gray notification that simply said “Seen XX:XXpm.” We quickly learned that Facebook’s new feature …

Smile! Wink! Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat Smile! Wink! Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat

If you’ve logged onto Facebook this morning and initiated a chat with one of your buddies, you may have noticed that there’s a new little icon at the bottom right of you text box. And it’s smiling at you. Click …

Messages Beta Disappears From Apple's Website Messages Beta Disappears From Apple's Website

Back in February Apple shocked pretty much everybody by announcing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion without warning. At the time, they released a developer preview of Mountain Lion, as well as a public beta of one of Mountain Lion’s tentpole …

Apple Launches Messages Beta For Mac Apple Launches Messages Beta For Mac
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Today, Apple released a developer preview of their new OS X Mountain Lion. It’s set to bring some popular things from iOS to the Mac like Messages, Notes, Reminders, and the Notification Center. That dev preview includes the all new …

Google Voice Is The Voicemail For The Internet

Google just announced a new service called Google Voice (click here for Mashable’s story).  According to Mashable:

Facebook’s Growth Unaffected By Beacon

Skeptical investors have decided that Facebook does not abide by the “another day, another dollar” rule.  It does, however, follow an “another month, more traffic” guideline, and the latest Compete stats prove the social network’s adherence to this trend.

Facebook Now Sends Messages’ Content In Email

While it was (presumably) nice to see that you’d received new messages on Facebook, it wasn’t too helpful that the social network’s email notifications stopped there; from your email account, you’d need to head over to the Facebook site to read the actual notes.  No longer, though – Facebook’s now passing the messages along.

Facebook’s Bad Beacon PR

It’s just totally amazing to me how badly Facebook is handling the PR around its new Beacon system.

Brits Type 1.2 Billion Text Messages Per Week

In all of 1999, Brits sent one billion text messages on their mobile phones.  Now, according to new numbers from the Mobile Data Association (MDA), they’re sending more than that per week.