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Facebook Channels AIM, Tests Away Messages

Facebook Channels AIM, Tests Away Messages

By Josh Wolford April 16, 2015

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 …

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

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

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 Free VoIP Calling to U.S. Users Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Free VoIP Calling to U.S. Users
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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 Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada
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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 That Are Guaranteed to Reach Users’ Inboxes Facebook Tests Paid Messages That Are Guaranteed to Reach Users’ Inboxes
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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 …

Should Facebook Monitor Chats to Help Snag Child Predators? Should Facebook Monitor Chats to Help Snag Child Predators?
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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, Multiple Photo Functionality Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View, Multiple Photo Functionality
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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 …

Facebook Embraces The Winky Face, Adds Emoticons To Chat Facebook Embraces The Winky Face, 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 For OS X Lion Disappears From Apple’s Website Messages Beta For OS X Lion 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 …

Messages Beta Launched Alongside OS X Mountain Lion Preview Messages Beta Launched Alongside OS X Mountain Lion Preview
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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.