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Facebook Messenger

No default end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger, Instagram until 2023

While messages sent through Messenger and Instagram can be E2EE, that option isn't turned on by default and likely won't be until 2023

22 Nov 2021 4:39 PM

How tech can help India reach vaccine goals and slow down its COVID-19 disaster

India’s vaccine chain has to protect against contamination before vaccines arrive, using tamper-proof seals and a transparent supply chain

30 Aug 2021 9:57 PM

Facebook testing to add video, voice call features back to its main app

Adding the voice and video call feature to the Facebook app makes about as much sense as spinning off Messenger in the first place

24 Aug 2021 6:10 PM

You can no longer use Messenger without Facebook account

Earlier, new users were able to access Messenger or Messenger Lite app using their phone number instead of a Facebook account

28 Dec 2019 11:57 AM

US FTC may stop Facebook from integrating its chat applications

the FTC may take antitrust action to prevent Facebook from integrating its disparate messaging apps.

15 Dec 2019 1:04 PM


Facebook rolls out Star Wars theme for Messenger

You can now bring the world of Star Wars right into your chats on Facebook Messenger with the rollout of the new theme.

13 Dec 2019 11:30 AM

15 Facebook Messenger tips that will improve your texting

Secret mode, uber bookings and other efficient features that you should know about .

26 Aug 2019 2:14 PM

Apple to restrict Facebook messenger app in new OS

Apple is restricting the background access to apps while users make internet calls.

07 Aug 2019 12:39 PM

Lufthansa customer service now also available via Messenger App

Chatbots support passengers in the event of irregularities in flight operations, among other things.

10 May 2019 5:37 PM

Messenger may be finally coming back to Facebook

The new section, called ‘Chats’ appears to include only the basic chat functionalities.

13 Apr 2019 5:14 PM


Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp integration confirmed, but it is not arriving soon

Zuckerberg cautioned that the measure will be made available in 2020 or beyond as there is a lot of planning which will go into it.

31 Jan 2019 1:51 PM

24-yr-old MP woman slashed 40 times with sickle, killed by former classmate

Sahu had sent a marriage proposal to the victim on Facebook Messenger a few days ago, which she turned down.

15 Sep 2018 5:53 PM

US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger

The US government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app.

18 Aug 2018 7:46 AM

After WhatsApp, unsend your messages on Facebook Messenger soon

Facebook in several months will make available to its users a feature that will save them from a regret.

08 Apr 2018 11:12 AM

PayPal ties up with Facebook Messenger to launch in-chat payments

In India, messenger app Hike already allows the same with its peer-to-peer (P2P) payments system.

21 Oct 2017 5:30 PM


WhatsApp users vulnerable to malicious attacks, suggests new study

Researchers found that majority of users are vulnerable to malicious attacks because they either don't know about security features.

14 Aug 2017 9:25 AM

Get ready for a sticky selfie

The latest app from Prisma helps you turn your selfies into fun stickers.

16 Jul 2017 12:24 AM

Facebook Messenger to get home screen ads

The social media giant’s messaging platform will be pushing ads for generating revenue for the company.

12 Jul 2017 6:58 PM

You can now send any file on WhatsApp

SendAnyFile is a third party app that can help you send any kind of file on WhatsApp.

31 May 2017 6:45 PM

Twitter’s chatbots are talk of the town

A direct Message Card can be used to initiate interactions with the bot.

28 May 2017 12:28 AM