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Facebook Messenger Adds Handful of New Features to Celebrate 10 Years

Facebook's Messenger is officially 10 years old, and the company is celebrating the occasion with a handful of new features and updates. [caption id="attachment_358589" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Facebook[/caption] Vice president of messaging products Loredana Crisan said in a Newsroom post Wednesday, "This month, we're thrilled to be celebrating Messenger's 10th birthday with you. That's 10 years of...

Facebook Brings Back Polls in Messenger With New Look and Feel

Facebook has today announced that is bringing back the Polls feature to Messenger, allowing users to coordinate activities and share opinions by voting in their group chats. The feature is now also available on the Messenger desktop app for both macOS and Windows. For those who aren’t familiar, Polls are easy to use and let...

Facebook Messenger Impersonators Target Ministers, MPs Ahead of Federal Election

A number of federal cabinet ministers and multiple other members of Parliament had their Facebook Messenger accounts mimicked by bad actors offering to dole out government grants. Just a few months before the federal election, the accounts associated with Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Rural Economic...

Facebook Launches ‘Messenger Kids’ For Under-13 Users

Facebook is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. A new report from TechCrunch says the free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they often do. Messenger Kids comes with a slew of controls...

Facebook to Monetize WhatsApp for Business Users

It looks like Facebook will soon start monetizing its WhatsApp messaging platform, leveraging its relationships with businesses to help them stay in contact with customers. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, the massively-popular messaging service is planning to eventually start invoicing companies for recently introduced features that help bridge the gap between...

Facebook Messenger Launches Custom Canada 150 Camera Art

  In order to showcase Canada's 150th birthday, Facebook launched custom camera art. The camera frames embody Canadian heritage, personality, and national pride. The camera frames will be available starting today in the Facebook Messenger app. There is no word on when the frames will expire, so be sure to use them while you can....

Opera Software Announces “Reborn” Browser With Messenger and WhatsApp Functionality

Opera Software has announced that its desktop browser has been "Reborn," this time featuring brand-new functionality with built-in Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp integration. Following a mild visual redesign based on its “Reborn” project, Opera has now given its desktop browser users access to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp directly from the browser’s side bar. While that...