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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 …

WhatsApp Fake News

WhatsApp just rolled out a feature every chat app needs

August 4th, 2020

WhatsApp fake news campaigns have been surging during the novel coronavirus pandemic, with disinformation about the COVID-19 origins and cures going viral. Facebook just rolled out a brand new feature that can hopefully reduce the number of shares viral stories get, as people will be able to instantly search the web for more information about …

WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp launches new digital payments feature in Brazil

June 15th, 2020

WhatsApp payments are now available to users in Brazil, allowing them to send money to friends and family from inside WhatsApp chats, or pay for goods at supported retailers. The transactions are protected by six-digit pins or a fingerprint and are free of charge for users. Only businesses pay a commission, similar to fees for …

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WhatsApp video chat supports groups of up to 8 people ahead of Rooms integration

April 28th, 2020

WhatsApp video chat now supports up to eight people thanks to a new update that’s currently rolling out to users. WhatsApp video calls are end-to-end encrypted, unlike the newly released Messenger Rooms video conferencing app. WhatsApp will also receive Rooms support soon, a new leak reveals. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The novel coronavirus …

WhatsApp: Forward messages

WhatsApp says sharing limits help stop the spread of fake news

April 27th, 2020

WhatsApp recently introduced a new limit for forwarding viral messages on its platform. In the weeks since the limit was introduced, WhatsApp has seen “a 70% reduction in the number of highly forwarded messages.” WhatsApp is trying to stop the spread of misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. One of …

WhatsApp Dark Mode

The world’s most popular chat app is finally going dark (mode)

March 4th, 2020

The feature you most wanted from your favorite chat app is finally here, after months of rumors and beta testing. WhatsApp for iPhone and Android has finally embraced the darkness, as dark mode is now available to all users who own devices capable of taking advantage of dark modes in apps. If you’ve already set …

WhatsApp Ads 2020

Facebook has postponed ruining WhatsApp

January 17th, 2020

In a completely unexpected move, Facebook decided not to ruin WhatsApp for the time being. Facebook warned users back in the fall of 2018 that ads would be deployed inside WhatsApp, prompting some people to worry about the relationship between ads and end-to-end encryption. Facebook then reminded us, a few months later, that ads will …

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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 …