Messenger

Meta Launches New Avatars Store for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger

[caption id="attachment_375853" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Meta[/caption] Facebook parent company Meta on Friday announced the launch of its new Avatars Store on both Facebook and Instagram. The store is available on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Users can purchase digital clothes from brands like Balenciaga, Prada, Thom Browne, and more from the new Avatars Store. Eva Chen,...

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 End-to-End Encryption to Voice, Video Calls on Messenger

Facebook has today announced it is rolling out the option to make voice and video calls end-to-end encrypted on Messenger, along with updated controls for disappearing messages and other privacy features.  Since 2016, Facebook has offered the option to secure one-on-one text chats with end-to-end encryption, and now, it is introducing calling to this chat mode...

Facebook Unveils Messenger Design Refresh, New Logo

Facebook Messenger is getting a refresh that includes a new logo, custom reactions, and more features meant to personalize your conversations. Facebook unveiled the new look on Tuesday, saying the app's updated logo reflects a move towards the future of messaging. Over the past few months, the company has added new capabilities, like improvements for video calls (and Messenger...

Facebook Messenger Officially Debuts App Lock, New Privacy Settings Coming

On Monday we told you Facebook Messenger’s ‘App Lock’ feature went live, allowing Face ID and Touch ID to protect your chats on iPhone. Today, Facebook officially announced the feature for iOS users, while also detailed new privacy features coming for its Messenger app. App Lock allows iPhone users to protect their chats with Face...

Facebook Messenger’s Face ID Security Feature Goes Live

Last month, Facebook released an update for Messenger, introducing a security feature called App Lock, to protect your inbox using Apple’s Face ID or Touch ID on an iPhone or iPad. While Messenger’s update noted the feature was available at the time, it wasn’t available yet from Facebook. But recently, that changed as the App...

Facebook’s Messenger Rooms Group Video Chat Launches in Canada and Beyond

Facebook has announced Messenger Rooms is now available globally, allowing for group video chats with up to 50 people with no time limit. The group video chat feature was previously announced in late April, as way to connect with friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Rooms can be created right from Messenger or Facebook...

Facebook Messenger for Mac Hits the App Store in Select Countries

Last April, Facebook announced at its F8 developer conference, Messenger was set to expand to Mac and Windows, later in 2019. The 2019 release never happened, but now we’re starting to see Messenger for Mac hit the Mac App Store in France, as spotted by MacGeneration (via 9to5Mac). It also appears to be available in Mexico....