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Tag: Facebook Messenger

Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger on smartphone
Facebook Messenger Updates End-To-End Encrypted Chats With New Features

End-to-end encryption is already widely used by apps like WhatsApp to keep personal conversations safe from hackers and criminals.

New Facebook Messenger tool to protect minor users from harmful chats

San Francisco: In a bid to make Messenger safer, Facebook has introduced a new feature that will help millions of people, especially minors, avoid potentially harmful interactions and possible scams without compromising their privacy. The Messenger users will now see safety notices popping up in a chat and provide tips to help them spot suspicious […]

Facebook Launches Messenger Kids With More Parental Control In India

New Delhi: As kids stay home during the social distancing times to prevent transmission of COVID-19, Facebook has brought its children-focused video chat service Messenger Kids to India along with more controls for parents to connect kids with friends. Facebook Messenger Kids was launched in the US in 2017 and was expanded into Canada and […]

Fighting COVID-19: WHO launches interactive service on Messenger
Fighting COVID-19: WHO launches interactive service on Facebook Messenger

San Francisco: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an interactive experience on Facebook Messenger to provide people accurate and timely information about the coronavirus pandemic. WHO will leverage Messenger’s reach to more than 1.3 billion monthly active users who will now be able to ask questions and get quick answers from the WHO’s “Health […]

New Users Need Facebook Account To Sign Up Into Messenger

San Francisco: If you are new to Facebook Messenger, you can’t sign up without a Facebook account anymore. Unlike the old days where your phone number was enough, Facebook Messenger now requires a Facebook account to sign up, reports VentureBeat. The social networking giant has quietly removed the ability to sign up for Messenger without […]

Facebook Messenger crashes globally

San Francisco: Several users in the US and Europe on Tuesday reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them. According to DownDetector.com, a portal that tracks when outages happen in the digital world, thousands of Messenger users were unable to receive messages, log in and connect to server. The outage began after midnight and continued […]

Now chat video in Messenger Lite

San Francisco: Facebook has introduced video chat in Messenger Lite, a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android intended for people with older devices and/or slower Internet connections. Messenger Lite is under 10MB, making it fast to install and quick to start up. It offers core messaging capabilities like sending text, photos, links, and audio calls […]

Facebook Messenger records 17bn realtime video chats in 2017

San Francisco: Video chat took a leap forward this year with Facebook Messenger recording 17 billion realtime video chats — two times as many video chat sessions in 2017 compared to 2016. “The art of conversation has evolved, and we’re no longer limited by just text. Just think about it, now you can group video […]

Facebook Messenger now has 1.3 bn monthly active users

San Francisco: More than 1.3 billion people around the world are now using Facebook Messenger every month, the company has announced. The Messenger surpassed the one billion monthly active users (MAUs) mark in July 2016. “We’ve continued working hard to make Messenger the best it can be, introducing new masks, filters and reactions for video […]

WhatsApp, Messenger may still put user information at risk

New York: Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messasing platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A new research has highlighted the importance of what is called an ‘authentication ceremony’ to help mitigate the risk. Researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) at Utah […]