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Facebook Messenger is an American messaging app and platform developed by Facebook, Inc. Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011 and standalone Facebook Portal hardware for Messenger-based calling in Q4 2018. Later on, Facebook has launched a dedicated website interface (Messenger.com), and separated the messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, allowing users to use the web interface or download one of the standalone apps. In April 2020, Facebook officially released Messenger for Desktop, which is supported on Windows 10 and macOS and distributed on Microsoft Store and App Store respectively.

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Facebook limits Messenger forwards to curb misinformation [Video]

Facebook limits Messenger forwards to curb misinformation

Social media giant Facebook is putting a cap on how many times a message can be forwarded on Messenger. The company has limited the forwards of a message to five at once for the sake of curbing..

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Facebook’s Accounts Center will unify login and payment info across Facebook properties

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Facebook estimates it has helped more people register to vote in 2020 than it did in 2016

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Facebook launches a Shop tab in its app, just like Instagram

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Facebook starts Instagram and Messenger chat integration in new update

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Facebook is getting more serious about becoming your go-to for mobile payments

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Facebook improves security of messages with a new feature

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Militia groups threaten to attack US protestors as they enter small-town America

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In Omak, Wash., a city of fewer than 5,000 located in the foothills of the Okanogan Highlands, plans for a demonstration began in a private chat on Facebook Messenger. But public threats poured in when..
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Facebook unveils scam warnings for Messenger users

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You can now have your very own digital avatar on Facebook and Messenger

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Need a hug during the coronavirus pandemic? Facebook has a new feel-good reaction for that

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