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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 …

Facebook Messenger dark mode

How to activate the hidden dark mode on Facebook Messenger

March 4th, 2019

Over the weekend, Reddit sleuths discovered that dark mode had been added to the Facebook Messenger app. But rather than just putting the option in the settings menu, Facebook tasks you with sending the crescent moon emoji in any chat, at which point a bunch of moons will fall from the top of the screen …

Facebook Messenger unsend feature

Facebook Messenger will finally let you unsend your messages

February 5th, 2019

One of the countless Facebook scandals to come to light in 2018 was that of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ability to delete messages that he had sent. Once the story began to spread, Facebook confirmed that the CEO’s messages expired after a set amount of time, explaining that this was a security measure in response to …

Facebook Messenger update

Facebook Messenger is adding a new skin-smoothing selfie mode to its camera

December 17th, 2018

About a month after app researcher extraordinaire Jane Manchun Wong tweeted out one of the latest of her many scoops — that Facebook Messenger is testing a selfie mode for its camera that includes skin softening and bokeh effects — Facebook is making it official. The social media giant is rolling out a Messenger update starting …