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Facebook’s latest trick for Messenger and Instagram just started rolling out

November 13th, 2020

Facebook just launched a new feature for Messenger and Instagram that allows people to chat with their friends via self-destructing messages. Vanish Mode is rolling out on Messenger in the US and other countries initially, with Instagram to follow. The feature copies Snapchat’s disappearing messages features and might help Facebook merge Messenger and Instagram down …

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Facebook enables cross-app messaging on Instagram and Messenger

September 30th, 2020

Facebook announced that it’s ready to merge Messenger chat with Instagram, allowing people to communicate seamlessly across platforms. The move is part of Facebook’s bigger plan to unify Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The Messenger-Instagram cross-platform messaging system will be available soon in a few unnamed countries, but users will have the ability to reject the …

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Facebook starts ambitious plan to unify all of its instant messenger apps

August 17th, 2020

Facebook has started merging Messenger with Instagram chat, which appears to be the first step towards the unified, end-to-end, instant chat service that Facebook has promised. The first changes concern Instagram’s user interface, as the app will soon support chats with Messenger. The cross-app chat functionality has not been implemented, so Instagram users can’t chat …

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Facebook Messenger’s new security features should protect you from scammers

May 21st, 2020

New Facebook Messenger security features will improve protections for minors as well as adults when it comes to unwanted chat requests. Facebook developed new safety tips powered by machine learning that will still work after the service gets its promised end-to-end encryption. The new safety features will offer users tips on how to handle suspicious …

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It’s not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down

November 28th, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger all appear to be sleeping in on this most festive of holidays, as reports of a full-on outage are spreading across the internet. The trusty website Downdetector reveals that problems began shortly before 9 a.m. EST, and at the moment the outage only seems to be affecting Facebook’s …

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Of course Facebook was going to ruin Messenger with autoplay video ads

June 19th, 2018

Facebook says it will start placing video ads inside the social media giant’s standalone Messaging service next week, an outgrowth of the company saying it’s run out of how many ad units it can squeeze into the main newsfeed and elsewhere in the app as it looks to wring value out of every monetizable hole …