Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

 Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app’s stories feature with Facebook Stories. Now, just called “Stories,” 24-hour ephemeral posts in either Facebook or Messenger will appear in both apps, and viewing will be synced, too. Read More Social – […]

#SocialSkim: Twitter Doubles Character Limit, Facebook Rolls Out Messenger 2.2: 11 Stories This Week

Twitter doubles tweet character limit (and the surprising result); new features for brands in Messenger 2.2; Facebook’s polls for users and pages; Snap looks to algorithmic feed to solve its problems; Twitter’s ad subscription service for small businesses… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Facebook Messenger brings live chat and bots to websites

Facebook Messenger now has a plugin that lets visitors to a website engage in live chat with a human or bot without leaving that website. Called Customer Chat, the plugin is one in a series of major changes announced today as part of the release of version 2.2 of the Messenger Platform. The announcement was […]

Facebook introduces a Messenger plugin for business websites

 Facebook Messenger is coming to businesses’ own websites. The social network announced today the launch of a new customer chat plugin into closed beta, which will allow customers to talk directly with businesses on their websites using Messenger, and continue those conversations across web, mobile and tablet devices. While there are already plenty of customer […]

Facebook Messenger will soon let all businesses send sponsored messages

Facebook today announced that sponsored messages are being rolled out to more businesses. The Messenger ads were initially made available to a small number of businesses but will become available to all businesses in the coming months, the company said in a blog post. Unlike other Messenger ads, sponsored messages that pop up on your […]

4 Ways Facebook Messenger Ads Are Awesome (& How to Set Them Up)

Remember when one billion was cool? Well, Facebook recently surpassed two billion monthly active users on their site. But that’s not good news. Not for you and me, anyway. It means there are millions of advertisers you’re competing against. There are easily thousands of other companies in your niche. How do you differentiate? Facebook’s new […]

More than half this country apparently uses Facebook’s Messenger

Messenger sure is popular Down Under. Facebook revealed its first country-specific stats for the instant messaging platform, claiming 13 million Australians use Messenger each month.  SEE ALSO: Facebook’s data-saving Messenger Lite finally rolls out to the rest of the world That’s more than half the country’s population, and 80 percent of smartphone users, according to […]

Facebook Messenger now sends money via PayPal

PayPal peer-to-peer (P2P) payments can now be sent in Facebook Messenger. The service will begin to roll out to customers in the United States starting today, PayPal COO Bill Ready said in this morning’s blog post. Payments can be made with Facebook chat extensions, a feature brought to Messenger earlier this year. “When composing a message […]

Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads

 Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app. After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Words With Friends Frenzy in November 2016, today Facebook is allowing developers to add in-app purchases as well as interstitial […]

You can now PayPal friends in Messenger and get help via chat

 PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. The deeper integration with Messenger’s platform, which will also include PayPal’s first customer service bot for handling customer questions and requests for help, follows a series of tie-ups between the two companies. […]