All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Messages’

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 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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Should Facebook Monitor Chats to Help Snag Child Predators?

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 options than others). But in the end, social networks are social – you’re actively sharing content with the world. Anybody …

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Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View, Multiple Photo Functionality

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 displayed. Facebook has just announced that you’ll no longer have to navigate back and forth between your inbox and your …

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Here’s How To Stop Facebook’s “Message Seen” Feature

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 allowed people to see when their conversation partner sees a message, and some users had a collective freakout. When you …

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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 on it and you’ll see that Facebook has officially added emoticons to its official messaging options. As of now, there …

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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 features: Messages. Just like Messages on iOS, Messages for OS X allows users to sync their iMessage conversations across devices. …

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Messages Beta Launched Alongside OS X Mountain Lion Preview

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 Messages app which does away with iChat and allows for users to send and receive free messages, photos, and videos. …

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