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Facebook brings video chats to Messenger Lite

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Facebook has added video chat feature to its lightweight app- Messenger Lite. The app will offer users to stay connected to their family and friends in areas with a slower internet connection. The social networking company states, “Video chats are

Facebook Messenger update allows users to add friends in ongoing calls

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Facebook Messenger now allows users to add more friends and family members to any ongoing video or voice call without hanging up. To add someone while you’re on a video or audio chat, tap on the screen and select the

Facebook Messenger Kids now available for Android users in the US

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids which lets parents control who kids can talk to is arriving on Android in the US. TechCrunch first reported on the Android rollout. The app gives parents the control over who their kids talk to, allowing them to

New Facebook Messenger bug causes iPhone to freeze when typing

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Facebook Messenger users on iOS are experiencing device freeze while typing messages, according to a report from TechCrunch. According to the affected users, Messenger is “totally broken” and freezes after they type a few words in a chat window. Users have tried force closing

Facebook brings live-streaming to Messenger games

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Facebook is adding new features to its Instant Games platform including support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chatting with fellow gamers. Instant Games, launched last November, is a platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat

Now import & sync your Instagram contacts with Messenger

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After allowing users to cross-post their Instagram stories on their Facebook timeline, the company is now allowing to import and sync your Instagram contacts with Messenger. The news first reported by TechCrunch states that only those contacts will be imported

Facebook ‘Messenger Kids’ app is Ad-free & managed by parents

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Facebook announced a new version of the Messenger app for kids called Messenger Kids. The app does not require a Facebook account, rather parents are able to manage a child’s Messenger Kids app from their Facebook account. Facebook is launching

Meet SAM, the world’s first virtual politician on Facebook Messenger

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An entrepreneur in New Zealand, Nick Gerritsen has developed the world’s first virtual politician that listens to people and responds to their questions with facts. The virtual politician named SAM is an AI chatbot on Facebook Messenger that not only answers

Facebook is copying Snapchat yet again, this time it’s ‘Streaks’

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After stealing Stories and Face filters from Snapchat and incorporating it in Instagram, Facebook’s Messenger has set its eyes on Snapchat’s Streaks this time, a game that encourages friends to send messages back and forth for consecutive days. Twitter user

Facebook Messenger users can now send money through PayPal

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Due to the rise in the digital transactions across the world, PayPal has launched a new facility to send and receive money via Facebook Messenger. This means, users will now be able to send and receive money through PayPal’s peer-to-peer

Facebook expands Messenger Lite to the US, UK and other countries

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Facebook Messenger Lite, the low-data version of Facebook Messenger that first launched about a year ago, will now be available in the US, the UK, Canada, and Ireland. The light and data-efficient application was originally launched for emerging countries with sluggish mobile

Facebook’s AI assistant ‘M’ now helps with GIF recommendations and quick replies

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Facebook Messenger’s AI assistant ‘M’ is getting new capabilities to respond to your messages. The social networking giant announced three new automatic suggestions for M including sharing GIFs, buying movie tickets, and sending quick text responses. The assistant will suggest sharing animated

Facebook said to be testing a Tinder-like feature for Messenger

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Facebook has always wanted to be people’s one-stop destination for all their personal and social networking. So after prodding you about ‘People you may know’, Facebook is now asking if you “Want to meet up with XYZ this week?” As first

YouTube adds in-app chat feature for sharing videos

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YouTube has added a new chat feature to its Android and iOS apps to allow users to share a video with friends and chat about it in a private thread. “Starting today, you can share videos with your friends and family

Facebook acquires AI chatbot startup Ozlo

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Facebook has acquired AI startup Ozlo to help Messenger build out a more elaborate virtual assistant for users. Though the terms of the deal were not disclosed, as part of the acquisition, Facebook will receive Ozlo’s tech and a majority of its team of

Facebook Messenger Platform 2.1 brings new tools to enhance conversations

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Facebook launched Messenger Platform 2.1, which includes new and improved features that allow businesses to develop new ways to connect with their customers and enrich their conversational experiences on Messenger. It has features like built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK,

Facebook’s Messenger Lite finally arrives in India

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Facebook has finally launched the ‘lite’ version of its Messenger app in India, months after the global rollout in October last year. Optimized to work even when there is a low bandwidth or slow Internet networks, Messenger Lite is a lightweight,

Facebook Messenger gets a makeover for improved navigation

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In a bid to make the Messenger experience more organised and easy, Facebook has given its messaging platform a makeover. The update introduces new tabs to the top of Messenger’s main screen for moving between your messages, active contacts, and groups.

Yahoo makes its task management bot ‘Captain’ available on Facebook Messenger

Yahoo has launched its ‘Captain’ bot for Facebook Messenger now. Launched last month as a SMS-based bot assistant to help families stay organized. The bot helps manage lists and reminders for family members via text message. While developers generally build bots for messaging

Facebook Messenger hits 1.2bn monthly users

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In 2014, Facebook took a tough decision to separate Messenger as a standalone app drawing much apprehensions from all quarters but Mark Zuckerberg proved every one wrong with the super success of his messaging platform. Achieving another milestone, the social network has