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Facebook combines Messenger and Instagram chats in new app for small businessesIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is launching a new app to let small business owners manage pages and profiles across Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, COO Sheryl Sandberg..
Facebook will let creators put their AR effects in Messenger and PortalFacebook Facebook is giving augmented reality effects creators more places to share their work. The company announced, as part of its Facebook Connect event today, that it’ll expand third-party..
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Facebook starts integrating Instagram and Messenger Chats: ReportSocial media giant has started integrating Messenger chats and direct messages. According to a report by The Verge, Instagram app has received an update which comes with the message: "There's a New Way..
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Facebook improves security of messages with a new featureFacebook Messenger will now come with a new feature called App Lock, helping users prevent others from accessing their messages. The feature is...
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Facebook unveils scam warnings for Messenger usersFacebook on Thursday said that its Messenger app will be watching behind the scenes for scammers using the...
You can now have your very own digital avatar on Facebook and MessengerThe avatars, clones of Snapchat's popular Bitmoji, are being rolled out to U.S. users on Facebook and Messenger, Facebook says.
Love under lockdown: Facebook 'virtual dates' to help users find quarantine dream partnerThe news was hidden at the bottom of the company's Messenger Rooms announcement where it unveiled new tools for Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
Need a hug during the coronavirus pandemic? Facebook has a new feel-good reaction for thatFacebook and Messenger are rolling out new reactions in addition to like, heart, LOL, wow, sad and angry to show support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Apple to Zoom: How to stay connected with your friends with video chatsFree videochat apps can bring the party to your screen, whether for work or for fun. Zoom and Skype are aimed at business; Messenger is for everyone.
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Facebook to expand encryption drive despite warnings over crimeFacebook will outline on Wednesday plans to expand encryption across its Messenger platform, despite warnings from regulators and government officials that the enhanced security will help protect..
Facebook will widen access to encryption feature, test safety measuresFacebook will outline on Wednesday an expanded test of encryption on its Messenger platform, moving ahead with a controversial plan for enhanced security that regulators and government officials warn..
Facebook contractors listened to Messenger chatsFacebook said it's ended the practice of having contractors listen to and transcribe the recordings