Facebook Rolling Out End-to-End Encryption in Messenger

Facebook has started rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) across Messenger, continuing its efforts to bring E2EE across its platforms.

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…

James Patterson Says He is Releasing New Book ‘The Chef’ on Facebook Messenger

James Patterson is releasing his next book “The Chef” on Facebook Messenger. It will be a hybrid combining the written word with video and photography in an attempt to appeal to the millions of millennials that are on Facebook and tend not to read literature.

How Facebook Messenger Can Help You Drive Sales

Facebook Messenger is only about three years old and it’s already one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world. With the right marketing strategy, the app can easily convert leads and drive sales. Since its unveiling at the…

Facebook and PayPal Collaborate to Allow Peer-to-Peer Payments

Facebook is making it easier for users to send and receive money. Online payment giant PayPal announced that Facebook users can now make peer-to-peer payments via Messenger by using their PayPal accounts. The agreement between Facebook and PayPal will also make…

Snapchat Now Bigger Than Twitter With 150 Million Users Daily

According to a report by Bloomberg, Snapchat has surpassed Twitter in daily users by 10 million. Twitter is said to have 140 million daily users while Snapchat now has 150 million. According to sources not revealed by Bloomberg, Snapchat had…

Facebook, Messenger & Instagram Get Windows 10 Apps

Facebook just announced new Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop and Instagram on mobile. The apps, the company says, will load quickly within Windows and have the most up-to-date features. “We built the new Windows 10 Facebook…

Upcoming Marketing Webinars From Facebook Cover Important Topics

Facebook announced eight upcoming webinars tackling various aspects of marketing with Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. A couple of them are this week. On Tuesday, April 26, they’re hosting one on running campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, and the Audience Network, with…

Facebook Gives Developers Tools To Build Messenger Chatbots, Should Change How Businesses Is Done on Facebook

Well, we knew it was bound to be a big day for Messenger news with Facebook’s developer conference F8 kicking off, and it has so far been just that. Within its first hour, Facebook made a slew of announcements about…

Facebook Messenger Gets Video Chat Heads

Facebook introduced Chat Heads for Messenger a few years ago. These are images of your friends that appear on your device when you get a Facebook message from them. They appear regardless of what app you’re currently using. The feature…

Facebook Messenger Surpasses 900M Users, Gets New Features (With Business Potential)

Facebook Messenger lead David Marcus made some new announcements for the product on Thursday. First off is a new milestone with Messenger achieving over 900 million monthly active users. That’s an addition of about 100 million in about three months.…