Telegram Gained 70 Million New Users During Facebook Outage

It was a known fact that Telegram gained users during Facebook’s recent outage, but founder Pavel Durov is putting a number on it: 70 million.

Router Configuration Change Responsible for Facebook Outage

Facebook has disclosed the cause of its outage Monday, one of the worst in its history, and misconfigured routers were to blame.

Telegram a Casualty of Facebook’s Woes

Telegram was an unlikely casualty Facebook’s troubles Monday, as people flocked to the messaging service, slowing it down.

Messenger Calls and Instagram DMs Get End-to-End Encryption

Facebook has added major security features to Messenger calls, as well as Instagram DMs, upgrading both with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

Facebook Integrates Payments Into WhatsApp

For the first time, Facebook has added the ability to send and receive money to WhatsApp.

Facebook Acquires Giphy, Adding It to Instagram

Facebook announced it is acquiring Giphy, with plans to integrate it into the Instagram platform.

Facebook Launches Messenger App for macOS and Windows

Facebook has announced the release of a native Messenger app for both Windows and macOS.

Facebook Now Requires An Account to Sign Up For Messenger

According to VentureBeat, Facebook has ended the ability to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. In the past, individuals who wanted to use Facebook Messenger could use their phone number to sign up. In an email to VentureBeat,…

FCC May Block Facebook From Integrating Its Various Messaging Apps

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the Federal Communications Commission may seek a preliminary injunction to prevent Facebook from integrating its messaging apps. Facebook currently has three separate messaging apps: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. The company has made…

Google Bringing RCS To Android Messages Starting Today

Android messaging has long lagged behind iOS, where Apple Messages has included features absent from standard SMS texts. According to a CNET report, Google is rolling out a major upgrade in the U.S. starting today. Rich Communication Services (RCS), is…