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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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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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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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February 12, 2016

Facebook Messenger to add Multiple Accounts & SMS support

Facebook Messenger app will now support multiple accounts on the same device and the company is also testing SMS support for Messenger.

Facebook today announced the new multiple account feature and also said that it was also testing the SMS support for Messenger app, as it could replace the user’s default messaging app on a smartphone. The company had SMS feature back in 2013, but it was pulled off because Facebook says [...]

 
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November 20, 2014

Top 5 Chat and Messaging Apps

As a human being, we all love to stay connected to our closed ones and find social media as the best source of doing it.

There used to be days when people eagerly waited for letters for communication from loved ones, then came the era of e-mails and Short Messaging Service popularly called as SMS which really stayed for a while. SMS service is now left as a last option now.

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November 13, 2014

Google Releases Messenger for Android, a New SMS App with Material Design

Google has released a new standalone Messenger App, which is built for just sending and receiving SMS and MMS unlike its other messaging app Hangouts. The app carries a beautiful Material Design and gives probably the best experience for managing your SMS (only if you use SMS, as this is a Whatsapp era and the use of traditional messaging is declining fast but Google thinks there are still plenty of people who rely on SMS & MMS).

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