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Apple expert says there’s one iPhone app you should never download

June 1st, 2022

No matter how popular an app might be, that doesn’t necessarily make it safe. For example, Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular chat apps on the planet, but according to a self-proclaimed Apple expert, the app isn’t as safe as its popularity might suggest. “To the surprise of many, Facebook Messenger is one …

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Facebook Messenger and Instagram won’t get default encryption until 2023

November 23rd, 2021

If you’ve been waiting for a Facebook Messenger chat encryption, then you’re going to need to wait a while longer. Meta’s original plans to bring end-to-end encryption to Facebook Messenger and Instagram as a default setting won’t happen until 2023, The Guardian reports. Meta merged Messenger and Instagram chats last year, with plans to bring the …

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Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption to voice and video calls

August 13th, 2021

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps on the market. On Friday, Facebook made Messenger even more secure with the introduction of end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls. As noted in a blog post, Facebook has offered end-to-end encryption for text chats since 2016. You can now secure your audio and …

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Here’s why I use Facebook Messenger over iMessage almost every time

March 8th, 2021

The ongoing cold war between Apple and Facebook that’s ratcheted up over the past few months, with each company’s CEO taking veiled and not-so-veiled potshots at the other over questions around privacy and user data, not only makes for great news copy and plenty of grist for tech bloggers. It’s also a hugely consequential matter …

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Facebook Messenger’s newest feature is perfect for the pandemic

September 14th, 2020

Facebook introduced a new Messenger feature called Watch Together on Monday. Watch Together lets you watch any video on Facebook with your friends over a Messenger video call so that you can chat and react while the video is playing. Watch Together is free and will roll out to iOS and Android devices this week. …

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Facebook Messenger on iOS is now smaller, faster, and easier to use

March 3rd, 2020

Facebook Messenger is consistently one of the most popular apps on the App Store, but even with regular updates, it was starting to show its age. Despite being one of the biggest third-party mobile apps, Messenger had become a tad bit unwieldy, but on Monday, Facebook announced that it has finished rebuilding the app from …

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Sadly, you now need a Facebook account to start using Facebook Messenger

December 27th, 2019

Facebook Messenger is one of the popular instant messaging apps out there, although it’s not Facebook’s most popular one — that’s WhatsApp, which also happens to be the only one that offers end-to-end encryption right now. A few years ago, Facebook made it possible for new Messenger users to start talking to their friends and …