Messenger

Facebook Messenger Gets 6-Screen Group Video Chat [VIDEO]

Facebook has today announced the launch of a new group video chat feature in Messenger, that allows up to 6 users to video chat in split-screen at the same time. A total of 50 users can listen and talk over voice while sending text, stickers, emojis, and GIFs, or be on camera. Once more than 6 people are...

Facebook Messenger Gets Powerful New Camera with 3D Special Effects

Just ahead of the holidays, Facebook has announced the launch of a powerful native camera for Messenger, that offers faster performance with unique art and 3D special effects, making your conversations better than ever before. The easy to use camera is rolling out worldwide over the next few days, according to the social networking giant, that...

Snapchat Introduces Long-Awaited Group Chat Feature

Snapchat has finally introduced one of the most-requested and long-awaited features: Groups. This new group chat feature allows users to Snap and chat with up to 16 different friends in the same group. And of course, the conversations automatically disappear in 24 hours. The new Group feature also includes an easy way to pop out […]

Facebook Messenger Launches ‘Instant Video’ to Bring Chats to Life

Facebook Messenger has launched a new feature for iOS and Android users, called Instant Video, which essentially brings a video chat overlay into your conversations. Facebook says the feature will allow you to share live video right within your chat—and sound will be muted by default—to "bring your conversations to life in the most authentic...

Facebook Messenger Begins Rolling Out Account Switching on iOS

According to a new report from TheNextWeb, Facebook is starting to roll out account switching for Messenger on iOS. The account switching, which allows you to sign into multiple accounts  feature has been available on Messenger for Android since February. The feature is great news for small business owners and public figures who actively manage...

Facebook Services Make Up 60 Percent of All App Downloads

According to a new report from CBC News, approximately 60 percent of all app downloads last month were Facebook-owned applications. The numbers come from a report released on Wednesday by Japanese investment bank Nomura. The average consumer now spends more time on their smartphone than they do on their laptop or computer, with 85 percent...

NBA Launches Facebook Messenger Bot in Time for the Finals

The NBA has released a chat bot for Facebook Messenger, just in time for the first game of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Today David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, wrote a Facebook post saying that you can start talking to the bot by simply...

Kik Messenger Gives Strangers Online Access to Children

Popular messaging app Kik, that offers free, unlimited texting, along with games featuring animated characters and juvenile emojis which appeal to kids, is being used by predators to get direct online access to children, CBC News is reporting. Police say many parents have 'no clue' about potential dangers of the app, which allows users to send messages directly to...

Facebook Messenger Launches Group Calling with Up to 50 Participants

Yesterday, head of Facebook Messenger leader David Marcus announced on the social network they had started to roll out free group calling within Messenger on iOS and Android: Really excited to announce the global roll out of group calling in Messenger today. From any group conversations, just tap on the phone icon to initiate a...