David Marcus, Facebook’s VP of Messaging Products, revealed in a blog post that Facebook Messenger now has over 800 million monthly active users. He also provided a quick rundown of everything that happened in 2015 as well as what to look forward to in 2016.
Uber has struck-up a rather unexpected deal with Facebook that enables users of the social networking giant’s Messenger application to order a ride whilst in the midst of a conversation. Whenever an address is sent during a chat, a little Uber logo will materialize in the navigation bar, which, when tapped, will allow users to order a cab from their current location to the one stated in the chat.
Yahoo Messenger has been completely redesigned. It not only looks different, but adds tons of new improvements such as Flickr, Tumblr, and Xobni integration.
Facebook could soon get self-destructing messages similar to that of Snapchat, according to a Facebook spokeswoman. This new feature will allow messages to disappear into thin air within an hour.
Messaging services can be a useful alternative to your standard SMS messaging on your smartphone. While a standard text message uses your carrier plan, a messaging app only uses WiFi and is completely independent, which means you won’t actually need a plan from a carrier to use it. These are also useful if you want to message simultaneously on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and they often have a ton of extra features that your standard text messaging app simply won’t have.
We’ve compiled some of the best and most popular apps available to give you a few to test out.
Today, Facebook launched its own virtual personal assistant called “M” accessible through the Facebook Messenger app. The virtual assistant is powered by both artificial-inteligence and real humans which allows it to answer questions and complete complex tasks that current personal assistants cannot. Read more
Facebook has announced they are rolling out a new set of features for Pages and their admins to be able to communicate with with followers using the platforms private messaging function. The new tools will make it easier for customers to contact a business using a private message while giving Page admins more tools to manage their responses. Read more
Google updated its Messenger app today to version 1.4 and brought new minor improvements along the way. You will now have the ability to send fun little animated stickers and share your location in a quicker and easier way. Read more
Want to use one of the best messaging apps but don’t have a Facebook account? Then go ahead and use Facebook’s Messenger. The app was updated to allow those without Facebook accounts to take advantage of a slew of Messenger’s features, such as sending photos and videos, placing video and voice calls, and sharing stickers. Facebook only requires you to connect your phone number.
The account-less sign up for Messenger is active in the United States, Canada, Peru, and Venezuela.