Facebook videos may join T-Mobile’s Binge On

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During the past year, Facebook has been working to get users to view more videos on their social platform. One of the roadblocks to that is a measure Facebook had to implement when they rolled out auto-play for videos to only do that when on Wi-Fi unless a user opts in to see all videos even on cellular connections. This was done to address concerns about the impact on data usage. To help get around this, Facebook is working to have the videos not count against data caps, at least on T-Mobile thanks to that carrier’s Binge On feature. Read more

Allo and Duo get new icons ahead of official release

Allo_and_duoIt seems like when Google announced Allo and Duo, they weren’t quite finished with the project. If you keep up with Google that probably won’t shock you, but it’s still fun to see the small changes that happen right up until a project is “finished.” The latest tweaks for the pair of messaging apps has to do with the icons, and it appears Google has changed the color scheme a bit before both apps are officially released. Read more

Fleksy’s team is going to Pinterest, but its technology is going public

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It’s not very common for a team to be acquired but not its technology, and that’s exactly what happened today between a photo sharing service and a keyboard replacement. Pinterest has announced it is bringing in the team behind Fleksy, which is a very popular keyboard replacement that’s used by millions of people on Android and iOS.

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Facebook Messenger on Android gets SMS support

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After rumors surfaced over the last few days indicating Apple may release a version of iMessage for Android, a move that did not materialize during WWDC 2016, another company has jumped into the mix in a move to become your “go to” messaging app on Android devices. That company is none other than Facebook which announced today that their latest Messenger for Android update includes support for SMS. Read more