Messenger

Facebook Messenger’s Hidden Basketball App Hits 300 Million Plays

Facebook added a secret basketball game inside its Messenger app last week to participate in the ongoing NCAA March Madness, which can be enabled by locating the basketball emoji (copy and paste ???? if you can’t find it), sending it to a friend and clicking it to start the game. Today, the social networking giant has...

Facebook Messenger App for OS X Revealed in Leaked Photo

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Facebook may be developing an official Messenger desktop app for Mac. The site obtained a blurry photo (shown below) that allegedly shows a Facebook employee using the Messenger client on Mac, which would be easily accessible from the OS X dock as opposed to a tab in a...

Facebook Messenger Surpasses 800 Million Users, Previews 2016

In an official blog post, Facebook’s VP of Messaging Products David Marcus has today announced that Facebook Messenger has surpassed 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in June, while offering a look back at 2015 and a preview of what to expect in 2016. He also highlighted what Messenger accomplished in 2015, such as video calling, conversation customization with colors,...

Facebook Messenger was the Fastest-Growing App of 2015

According to a new report by analysts firm Nielsen, Facebook Messenger was the fastest-growing app of 2015, TechCrunch is reporting. However, the title of the top app installed on U.S. smartphones based on the average number of unique users went to the Facebook’s main app yet again. The source notes that Facebook Messenger grew more than any other app...

Facebook Messenger Gets New Sharing Features for the Holidays

Facebook has today announced that over the next few days, it will be rolling out some new features for sharing during the holidays, making it easy for users to surprise and delight their loved ones. Facebook’s Photo Magic feature, which has been in beta for the past month or so, will now be available to more users...

Here’s How Facebook Messenger Turned into a Startup

Facebook's VP of messaging David Marcus, who joined the social networking giant last year in June, has shared his journey so far with the company in an interview with FastCompany, revealing what it's been like to join the company, lead this effort, and begin to chart a new course for Messenger by turning it into a...

Telegram Messenger 3.0 for iOS Adds Apple Watch Support

Today, Telegram Messenger 3.0 was released for iOS with Apple Watch support. The watch app allows you to view your recent chats and reply to messages with stickers, locations, emoji, preset phrases or dictated text. The Apple Watch app allows you to view user and group profiles, in addition to starting a new chat. Chats...

Facebook Messenger Gets Speedy FacePile Read Receipts

As pointed out by TechCrunch, Facebook Messenger has today received new FacePile read receipts on both iOS and Android apps, in the form of an animation that shows you whether your message is sending, sent, delivered, or read. Furthermore, Messenger now uses your photos of your friends’ faces instead of tiny gray text to show exactly who...