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Facebook Messenger, Messenger Lite Now Require a Facebook Account

Anyone signing up for Messenger or Messenger Lite can no longer do so without linking it to a Facebook account. As VentureBeat reports, Facebook rolled out the change quietly but has since confirmed a Facebook account is now required for new sign-ups to Facebook Messenger and Messenger Lite. "If you're new to Messenger, you'll notice that you need...

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 Messenger Adds Support for 360-Degree Photos, 720p Video

If you’re still using Facebook Messenger, you can now send 360 degree photos — in addition to 720p video — from both the Android and iOS apps. According to a new press release, the social media giant announced it Messenger application will now support 360-degree photos and high definition-quality videos within the platform. Now, when...

Child Health Experts Urge Facebook to Scrap ‘Messenger Kids’ App

Child health experts have urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to scrap Messenger Kids, a social media app aimed at children under the age of 13. According to a new report from the Washington Post, a group of 97 child health advocates led by the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood say Facebook should delete Messenger Kids completely. "We are writing...

Signal Messenger App to Soon Get Read Receipts Feature

The latest beta of private messaging app Signal for iOS and Android has been released today, and it finally includes support for the read receipts feature. According to the Signal blog, the new feature is optional, and lets to see and share when messages have been read. For those are aren’t aware, the encrypted chat app has...

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...