All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Messages’

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 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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Facebook Attempts to Debunk Messenger Myths

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 vs. Facts. There, Peter Martinazzi of the Messenger Team attempts to clear up one of the main issues that has …

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Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger

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 to do so – soon. Users are being prompted to install the app when they try to access their messages …

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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 army of neat little stickers, and of course, VoIP calling – which the company rolled out in January of 2013. …

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Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version That Doesn’t Allow the Sending of Messages

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is unveiling a new version of its service designed for all the youngsters out there – those under the age of 13. It’s called “SnapKidz,” and it comes along with a new iOS update. Basically, it allows kids under the age of 13 to use the app – but only for its “snapping” and editing tools. …

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Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator Directly In News Feed [UPDATED]

Facebook is testing a new way to let users know which of their friends are online and available for chat. We’ve seen some version of this indicator all over the place for years, but the newest home for Facebook’s green dot indicator seems to be directly in the news feed. Appearing right next to the users’ name inside a news …

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Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand

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 paying to message non-friends in their inbox is designed to prevent spam while acknowledging that sometimes you might want to …

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Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Free VoIP Calling to U.S. Users

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 in Canada. The VoIP calling in Canada came along with an update to the app that saw all users gain …

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Facebook Puts $100 Price on Messaging Zuckerberg

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 dollar? How about two dollars? If it was a really important message, would you pay five dollars? What about $100? …

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Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada

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 VoIP calling. First up, the new voice messaging. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The new Messenger app now features …

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Facebook Tests Paid Messages That Are Guaranteed to Reach Users’ Inboxes

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 that put all of your conversations on the same page. They also made improvements to their Messenger for Android app …

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