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March 24, 2017

Facebook adds ‘Reactions’ and ‘Mentions’ to its Messenger app

Facebook’s messenger has been updated with another bag of new features. Facebook has finally added ‘Reactions’ and ‘Mentions’ to its messenger app. Users can now react to an individual message with given set of Emoji’s including ‘Dislike’, and now you can also tag friends in a group conversation using the Mentions feature.

To react to a particular message you just have tap on the message and hold until a set of Emoji’s [...]

 
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December 20, 2016

Facebook Messenger brings Group Video Calling with up to 6 people on-screen

After updating Messenger Camera with 3D Special Effects, Stickers and Masks, Facebook has added the most awaited feature of ‘Group Video Calling’ to its Messenger app. Facebook Messenger now lets you do group video call with up to 6 people on-screen and up to 50 people via voice or camera.

Starting a group video call on Facebook Messenger works the same way as it does for one-to-one video calls in the app. Messenger users will now see the video call icon in groups as [...]

 
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December 16, 2016

Facebook Messenger Camera updated with Snapchat like 3D Special Effects, Stickers and Masks

Facebook has adopted yet another feature of its rival Snapchat for its Messenger app. The company has updated the camera of messenger app with almost similar features that you would see on Snapchat.

The update to the messenger’s camera brings many Snapchat-like features such as stickers, emojis, masks, etc. The shutter button is now placed at the centre of the screen, which is just one tap away – whether you are already in a conversation or have just opened up the [...]

 
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October 3, 2016

Facebook testing ‘Messenger Day’ to take on Snapchat Stories

The social networking giant Facebook is testing a new feature called – ‘Messenger Day’ in Poland. This feature is said to be identical with Snapchat stories. Facebook acquired Instagram also added the Stories feature a couple of months back. However, Facebook is just testing this feature in Poland as of now, where Snapchat isn’t quite popular.

This new feature will show stories from you and your [...]

 
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September 2, 2016

Facebook Messenger introduces ‘Instant Video’ feature for Android and iOS

Facebook has introduced a new feature to its Messenger, known as Instant Video, which lets user combines chatting with the real-time video sharing.

Facebook Messenger users now can quickly share real-time video with the person that they are chatting, by simply tapping the video icon in the app. And the video call floating in a pop-up window above will appear, however, the audio will be off by default but you can enable it [...]

 
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July 21, 2016

Facebook Messenger hits One Billion monthly active users

Facebook has announced that its instant Messenger application now has more than 1 billion monthly active users.

Facebook Messenger was launched in 2011 and was growing steadily since then. However, it has grown rapidly in 2016, with marking 800 million users in January and 900 million users in April, that’s gaining around 100 million users every three months. Facebook has also shared some more impressive statistics [...]

 
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July 11, 2016

Facebook Messenger gets end-to-end encryption with secret conversations

Facebook has introduced a new feature to its Messenger, known as Secret Conversations, which uses end-to-end encryption on some messages.

Facebook Messenger’s end-to-end encrypted messages can only be read by you and one device of the person that you’re talking to, even Facebook itself won’t be able to see what you’re talking about. To start a secret conversation, users will have to visit a person’s [...]

 
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April 21, 2016

Facebook Messenger introduces Free Group Calling feature on Android and iOS

Another week, another Messenger update. And this time, Facebook has rolled out an important update, and has added free group calling feature on Android and iOS.

With this new update, a phone icon will appear in the top right corner of group conversations. After tapping the phone icon, it will let you choose the people you want to include in the call. All the group members you choose are called simultaneously. For now only [...]

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