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Tag: Messenger

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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 […]

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Facebook denies cyber attack as Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger suffer outage

New Delhi: Facebook ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger, which suffered service outage for hours on Wednesday. Users across the globe experienced problems sending messages on Facebook’s messaging apps Messenger and Whatsapp. The social networking giant’s image-sharing website Instagram also suffered service disruptions. After users reported about the inconvenience faced […]

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Irish watchdog warns Facebook over WhatsApp integration

London: The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has warned Facebook over its planned integration of its chat services — WhatsApp, Messenger and photo-sharing app Instagram, asking the social media giant to provide it with an “urgent briefing” on the proposals. In a statement, the Dublin-headquartered Irish watchdog said it understood the plan was at a […]

Facebook Messenger planning 'delete' feature for sent messages

San Francisco: Facebook is planning to roll out a new update to Messenger that will allow users to delete sent messages from chat threads within 10 minutes of sending. A Twitter user spotted the feature listed as “coming soon” in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger’s iOS client, The Verge reported on Wednesday. […]

Facebook introduces simplified version of Messenger

San Francisco: In a move to declutter Messenger, Facebook has started rolling out a new version of the text and video chap app — Messenger 4 that brings down the number of tabs from nine to three. “Messenger 4 will gradually roll out globally over the coming weeks,” Stan Chudnovsky, Vice President of Messenger, said in […]

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Facebook may soon bring 'Unsend' feature on Messenger

San Francisco: Facebook could soon be rolling out the “Unsend” feature for Messenger that would allow users to retract sent messages not only from their inboxes, but also from the entire chat thread, the media reported. “We have previously confirmed that we intend to ship a feature like this and are still planning to do […]

Google ends support for its experimental smart reply app: Report

San Francisco: Google is putting an end to “Reply” — its experimental smart reply app that offered responses for other third-party messaging apps like Hangouts and Messenger. Google informed the beta testers about ending the experimental app over an email, The Verge reported on Wednesday. “As you know, ‘Reply’ was an experiment, and that experiment […]

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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 […]

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Make your Valentine's Day special with Messenger

San Francisco: Planning to surprise your partner on this Valentine’s Day? Make your relationship status “official” on Facebook messenger. Starting on Wednesday, whenever a couple declares their romantic relationship on Facebook, a Messenger notification will open to their conversation with the loved one with a shower of “heart” across the screen. Messenger would also invite the […]

Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn

Sydney: Facebook is testing a new method to stop revenge porn that requires you to send your own nudes to yourself via the social network’s Messenger app. This strategy would help Facebook to create a digital fingerprint for the picture and mark it as non-consensual explicit media. So if a relationship goes sour, you could […]

Facebook Messenger's 'M' suggests GIFs, books movie tickets

San Francisco: Facebook has added three new automatic suggestions using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Messenger app’s virtual assistant ‘M’. ‘M’ will now suggest users several animated GIF options, pegged to common expressions like ‘thank you’, Fortune reported late on Thursday. It will also provide a series of ‘Quick Replies’ — ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘I think […]

After shutting chatbot system, Facebook now acquires AI startup

  San Francisco: After shutting down one of its artificial intelligence (AI) systems as chatbots defied the human-generated algorithms and started communicating in their own language, Facebook has acquired an AI startup Ozlo to enhance its Messenger’s personal assistant. The four-year-old California-based startup that specialises in understanding text-based conversations claims that its virtual assistants can […]

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Baahubali stickers reach 13.4mn download mark in a week

New Delhi: After recording over 10 million interactions on the platform in a span of five months, Facebook on Friday said the animated Baahubali movie stickers in its Messenger app have reached 13.4 million download mark in just seven days. The stickers, which were available in store for download from May 23, have characters including Baahubali, […]

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Facebook Messenger games now available to all users

San Francisco: After the successful closed group test of its Instant Games, Facebook has made available its Messenger game-playing features to all its 1.2 billion monthly users. Instant Games was first launched in closed beta version in November 2016 with arcade titles like Pac-Man and Galaga. According to a report in Verge on Tuesday, the […]

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Facebook apps to stop working on many devices

New York: Facebook app and Messenger will soon stop working on many smartphones which run the older version of these apps. According to a report in Independent on Wednesday, Facebook will end support for devices running some older versions of the apps, including v55 of the Facebook app and v10 of Messenger on Android. Further, […]

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week

NASA's Mercury mission comes to a crashing end

Running out of fuel, NASA's Messenger spacecraft crashed into Mercury's surface on Thursday at 3.26.02 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), thereby putting a historic end to its four years of orbital operations

'NASA MESSENGER' spacecraft to crash into Mercury soon

Washington: US space agency NASA said that its 11-year-old MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the surface of Mercury, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of fuel. The “spacecraft will impact the planet at more than 8,750 miles per hour on the side of the planet facing away from Earth,” NASA said in […]

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