Tag: Messenger

Meta Brings Slack-Like Shortcuts To Messenger
Meta Brings Slack-Like Shortcuts To Messenger

Sending a message with /silent removes the anxiety of interrupting someone with a non-urgent pop-up notification or disturbing them during their off hours.

Facebook Data Of Over 53Cr Users, Including 61 Lakh Indians Leaked
Facebook Data Of Over 53Cr Users, Including 61 Lakh Indians Leaked

New Delhi: Personal data of nearly 533 million (53.3 crore) Facebook users, including 61 lakh Indians, remerged online after a hacker posted the details on a digital forum. The leaked…

Facebook's Vanish Mode Feature Arrives On Messenger, Instagram

New Delhi: Facebook has rolled out Vanish Mode on its Messenger and Instagram services that will let users send text, photos and voice messages which will disappear once seen and the chat window is shut down. Currently, the Snapchat-inspired Vanish Mode will work on individual chats and not group chats, reports The Verge. Vanish Mode […]

Facebook Finally Integrates Messenger With Instagram

New Delhi: In a first serious step to realising the dream of CEO Mark Zuckerberg to integrate its family of apps, Facebook on Wednesday announced to connect the Messenger and Instagram for a cross-app chat with bringing some of the best Messenger features to the popular photo and video sharing platform. Messages and calls from […]

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 50 person video chat Messenger Rooms globally

San Francisco: Taking on Zoom and other video conferencing apps like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams, Facebook has rolled out its group video chat Messenger Rooms globally that allows free video calls with up to 50 people with no time limit. Rooms can be created right from Messenger or Facebook and gives people the ability […]

Facebook Announces 'Messenger Rooms' For Group Video Chat For 50 People

San Francisco: Alarmed at the popularity of Zoom in social distancing times that allows up to 100 people to join a video meeting from the comfort of their homes, Facebook on Friday announced Messenger Rooms that will allow group video calls of up to 50 people. In Facebook Messenger Rooms, the users can post links […]

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 fails to allay privacy fears on Messenger Kids

Washington: Facebook is not doing enough to safeguard children on its Messenger Kids app and their privacy is at risk, US Democratic Senators have stressed. Responding to Facebook’s reply to their earlier letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that Facebook has to do a lot better to protect kids on its […]

Facebook agrees to pay USD 5 billion penalty for privacy violations

Washington: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to “significantly enhance” its oversight practices and will pay a whopping USD 5 billion to the Federal Trade Commission as penalty for privacy violations, in the largest ever security fine imposed on any company for disregarding consumer information. In addition to paying the record USD 5 billion in […]

'Privacy-focused' Facebook unveils new look, features

San Francisco: In yet another bid to make its platforms “privacy-focused” amid close scrutiny into its privacy practices from governments the world over, Facebook has unveiled new looks and features for Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Addressing nearly 5,000 developers at its annual F8 conference in San Jose, California late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg said gaining users’ […]

Facebook-owned apps down again for users worldwide

San Francisco: Exactly a month after Facebook and its family of apps suffered its longest — almost 24 hours — world-wide outage, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook users from around the world on Sunday were again complaining that the apps were not working properly. The outage appeared to have started around 6.30 a.m. Eastern Time, 4 […]

TikTok added nearly 9 cr Indian users in Q1: Report

New Delhi: Despite facing flak for sleazy content on its platform, Chinese video sharing app TikTok is continuing its dramatic rise in India, adding 8.86 crore users in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new report. This was 8.2 times more new installs than TikTok saw in the country in Q1 of last […]

Facebook blames server for outage, some users happy

San Francisco: Facebook has blamed a server configuration change that caused the outage of its app along with Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. “Yesterday (Wednesday), as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the […]

Facebook apps encountering glitch

San Francisco: Facebook ruled out a cyber attack speculation which started making the rounds when products of its family of apps — WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger — began encountering service outage for nearly eight hours in what appeared to be one of the longest downtimes. On Wednesday, users across the globe experienced problems sending messages […]