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Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

04 Oct 2020 10:32 PM

Warning messages will pop-up on Facebook Messenger if you're chatting with a potential scammer

The safety notices will pop up if activity taking place in the background is deemed suspicious by artificial intelligence software.

21 May 2020 8:37 PM

Facebook adds more parental control to Messenger Kids

Parents can now see recent contacts, chat history, and check who their child is chatting with.

05 Feb 2020 6:09 AM

Facebook patent reveals probable plan of inserting ads in Messenger chats

The ads would come via a plug-in, allowing the app to show targeted ads.

03 Aug 2019 8:01 AM

Major Facebook Messenger loophole allowed children to chat with strangers

A loophole allowed children to enter group chats with unapproved users.

24 Jul 2019 7:35 AM


BBM users now get enterprise-grade end-to-end encryption

BBM Enterprise will be available for free for 12 months.

19 Apr 2019 1:41 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

This is how you can manually turn on Dark Mode in Facebook Messenger

The feature had been a highly-requested one but was tested only in a few countries.

05 Mar 2019 2:47 PM

Facebook’s integration of messaging services stirs EU concerns

The DPC has asked Facebook Ireland for an urgent briefing over its proposal to integrate its messaging services platforms.

05 Feb 2019 11:40 AM

Mark Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger

The three services will, however, continue as stand-alone apps, the report said, citing four people involved in the effort.

26 Jan 2019 12:07 PM


Facebook announces new update for Messenger Lite Android

Lite is a slimmed down version of Messenger.

06 Dec 2018 12:25 PM

US rights groups seek secret documents in Facebook encryption case

The issue arose in a joint federal and state investigation into activities of the MS-13 gang in Fresno.

29 Nov 2018 7:45 AM

Facebook simplifies Messenger app

The popular social network announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in order to simplify the service.

24 Oct 2018 1:37 PM

Facebook's WhatsApp says has fixed video call security bug

The messenger service said that it has now fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed hackers to take over users’ application.

11 Oct 2018 7:55 AM

Soon, dictate replies, initiate calls on Facebook Messenger

The social network is making it easier for you to have conversations in its Messenger app.

07 Oct 2018 2:20 PM


In WeChat-dominated China, new messenger app scores sudden success

Bullet Messenger, a Chinese messaging app, has racked up millions of downloads since its debut just a few weeks ago.

06 Sep 2018 6:44 PM

Blocking of apps like WhatsApp under consideration in India

Witnessing the worsening scenaria around the nation, the DoT is mulling over blocking message sharing mobile apps.

06 Aug 2018 8:24 PM

WhatsApp to bring something more than emojis

Although WhatsApp didn't introduce it yet, many other messengers offer it.

17 Jul 2018 4:13 PM

Facebook Messenger will now automatically translate messages

Facebook Messenger's M bot will pop up to automatically translate such messages between Spanish and English.

24 Jun 2018 12:45 PM

Yahoo Messenger to shut down on July 17

The users who are continuing to use the messaging service will be redirected to Squirrel, a new group messaging application.

10 Jun 2018 2:05 PM