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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

Facebook Messenger expands its payment feature to groups

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After introducing peer-to-peer payments within Messenger in early 2015, Facebook is now launching group payments, making it easier to split a lunch bill or chip in on a group gift. The feature is currently available only for users on Android and desktop

Facebook rolls out ‘M Suggestions’ powered by AI

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After testing M, its AI assistant for almost two years, Facebook has finally rolled out a version of M, christened “M Suggestions,” to all Messenger users in the US. For those who are unaware, M “is your helpful assistant in

Facebook Messenger enables private live location sharing just like Google

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Following in the footsteps of Google Maps, Facebook has updated its Messenger app with a new Live Location feature that lets you share your real-time location on a map for an hour within a private direct or group message thread. The update,

Facebook integrates reactions and @mentions into Messenger

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After launching Messenger Day, the social media giant, Facebook is rolling out Reactions and Mentions for its Messenger platform. In a blog post, Facebook announced that the two new features are aimed to improve group conversations. “Today, we’re introducing two

Facebook is testing a dislike button in Messenger

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For years, people have been requesting Facebook for a button to express a negative emotion. Facebook has finally bowed down to the pressure and has introduced the button, however, the button is available only in Facebook Messenger. Yes, the social

Facebook testing a redesigned UI to integrate M, your personal assistant

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The social media giant, Facebook is known for testing various features to boost users’ experience. Adding one more to this long list, Facebook is now testing the integration for Facebook’s upcoming “M” personal assistant, in a redesigned UI. M is Facebook’s

Viber launches ‘instant shopping’ feature to search products within the app

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Joining the bandwagon of messaging platforms offering shopping features, Viber is the latest to adopt the strategy to enter in the e-commerce industry. Viber is launching a new “instant shopping” feature that allows users to search for products without leaving

Facebook is replacing inbox with a new Messenger web interface

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The social media giant, Facebook is bumping off the traditional desktop version of the inbox, favouring Messenger web interface. Aiming to give a new messaging experience to the desktop users, Facebook is integrating the Messenger app into its desktop version.

Slack launches ‘threaded messaging’ to avoid crowded chat rooms

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The workplace communication tool, Slack has introduced one of the most requested updates- threaded messaging on its platform that allows users to directly reply to a single conversation, avoiding confusion with other off-topic comments and requests. The latest feature has

Telegram to add voice calling to its services

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Messaging app, Telegram, that takes pride in itself being the most secure messaging service is planning to add voice calling to its services. In reply to a Telegram user’s tweet, CEO Pavel Durov confirmed that audio calls and custom themes

Facebook fixes battery-drain issue in its Android apps

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If you have been experiencing sudden battery drainage in your smartphone, Facebook Messenger is probably the culprit behind it. Many other Android users have also been facing a dramatic spike in power consumption, which is not the intended battery consumption