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Facebook Wants To Hook Businesses On Messenger Before Charging Them

Facebook Wants To Hook Businesses On Messenger Before Charging Them

Facebook reported its Q2 earnings on Wednesday. Among the may topics of conversation on the ensuing conference call was the growth and potential monetization of Messenger. As far as growth, the product is now up to over 700 million users. To put that in perspective, Twitter only has 316 million monthly actives. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger is a major …

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

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 Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s newest addition to the Messenger lineup – a personal assistant codenamed “Moneypenny” (a obvious nod to the James Bond character). …

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

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 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 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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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 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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