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Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49

 Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to a voice or video call without hanging up first. The new feature is available with the latest ...

Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:48

 Facebook today took its latest step towards making good on paying out royalties to music rightsholders around tracks that are used across its mu...

Facebook’s child-friendly texting app Messenger Kids arrives on Android
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:43

 Facebook’s controversial app Messenger Kids, which lets parents control who kids can talk to, is today rolling out to Android devices in t...

David Marcus defends Facebook’s Messenger Kids platform
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:50

 David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of Messaging Products, responded to the backlash against Messenger Kids when he spoke at the Upfro...

Why I decided to install Messenger Kids
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 04:55

 I’ve been struggling with whether or not to download Facebook’s new app aimed at children, Messenger Kids, onto my daughter’s ...

Child health advocates call for Facebook to shutter Messenger Kids app
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:43

 The slings and arrows of outrage keep flying at Facebook. Today a coalition of child health advocates has published an open letter addressing C...

A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones (Update: Now fixed)
  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:41

 If you’re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you’re not alone. An annoying bug is affecting typing insi...

Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:42

 “The app became too cluttered,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 includin...

Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets
  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:38

 Messenger Kids, Facebook’s new app designed to allow those under the age of 13 to more safely communicate thanks to parental controls, is ...

Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier
  • Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:38

 Buying event tickets online isn’t a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A s...

Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games
  • Tue, 19 Dec 2017 04:45

 Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. Today, the company is anno...

Facebook Messenger testing Snapchat-style 'streaks' feature - CNET
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:20

Another day, another Facebook ripoff of a Snapchat feature. CNET News

Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPal’s new chat extension for Messenger
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:54

 PayPal and Facebook are expanding their integrations today with the launch of an extension for Messenger that allows PayPal sellers to invoice b...

Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:07

 Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the ch...

WhatsApp messenger service suffers major outage
  • Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:31

WhatsApp was hit by a major outage on Friday morning, preventing people around the globe from using the world's most popular messaging app. Euro...

Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads
  • Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:42

 Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app. After laun...

Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More
  • Sun, 08 Oct 2017 02:48

AOL Instant Messenger, with 100 million users at its peak in 2001, was overtaken by mobile text messaging and social media platforms such as Twitter. ...

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years
  • Sat, 07 Oct 2017 20:39

 The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1...

Crunch Report | AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down
  • Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:38

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down, some iPhone 8s are having battery problems and a smart bandage that releases meds on demand. All this on Crunc...

kthxbai: AOL Instant Messenger is being turned off on December 15th
  • Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:42

Enlarge If you still have an AOL Instant Messenger account, now might be a good time to start saying your goodbyes. In ten weeks—the morning of ...

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