Facebook Messenger passes 1.3 billion monthly active users

Facebook Messenger now has 1.3 monthly active users, the company revealed this morning in a Facebook post. Messenger surpassed the 1.2 billion monthly active users mark in April and the 1 billion mark in July 2016. “We’ve continued working hard to make Messenger the best it can be, introducing new masks, filters and reactions for […]

Facebook Messenger hits 1.3 billion monthly users, up from 1.2B in April

 Facebook Messenger continues its ascent, entrenching itself as the top cross-OS messaging app in the West. Messenger now has 1.3 billion monthly users, up from 1.2 billion in April and 1 billion in July 2016. That’s the same count as Facebook’s other chat product, WhatsApp. Messenger’s growth rate has slowed slightly over the years. It […]

Facebook tests Bonfire group video chat as app and in Messenger

 Facebook has been quietly testing a new standalone group video chat app, called Bonfire, which allows up to eight friends to engage in conversation as well as use special effects, similar to those you’d find in apps like Instagram and Snapchat. But upon hands-on testing, TechCrunch has learned Bonfire also lets users join chats straight […]

Facebook's Adding New Messenger Tags to Boost the Utility of Business Interactions

Facebook’s adding in some new tags to help improve the utility of Messenger business interactions. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook Releases New Data on Messenger Use for World Photo Day

Facebook has released some new stats on Messenger usage trends as part of World Photo Day. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook Messenger gets Spotify music suggestions

Facebook Messenger now comes with Spotify recommendations when music is mentioned in a conversation, as it appears Messenger has integrated the music service’s bot with suggestions by intelligent assistant M. Starting earlier this year, Facebook’s intelligent assistant M began to monitor words used in conversations to suggest things like Uber rides, peer-to-peer payments, and stickers, […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook Messenger Upgraded for Business, a Big Blow to Snapchat: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook unleashes Messenger 2.1 with business-friendly features, may be working on futuristic video chat; stock market rejects Snapchat; Pinterest homes in on search with selling focus; Facebook’s big News Feed algorithm change; much more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

If You’re Not Using a Facebook Messenger Sequence, You’re Throwing Away Leads. This is How to Get Started.

Do you ever think about how much money you might be wasting on Facebook? I’ve done it. And I’ve hated myself for it. It happens. You pour time and money into an ad campaign only for it to fall flat on its face. Often, that’s not your fault – it can be difficult to stand […]

Facebook builds natural language processing into Messenger

Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers, like built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK, and a global beta that makes it easier to switch between automated bots and the humans behind 70 million businesses on Facebook. Natural language processing (NLP) will […]

#SocialSkim: LinkedIn Custom Notifications, Facebook Monetizes Messenger: 10 Stories This Week

LinkedIn’s suite of tools to help you customize notifications; Facebook Messenger ads roll out globally, and Instant Article subscriptions are almost here; why Snap Map is worth paying attention to; get B2B leads with LinkedIn’s Sponsored InMail; search via emoji; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content