Facebook Messenger gets an Instagram-like refresh with new camera effects

Facebook Messenger users will now get access to Boomerang and other visual effects popularized on Instagram, as well as holiday-themed filters.Read More Social – VentureBeat

5 Ways to Use Facebook Messenger Bots to Increase Conversions

There has been increasing interest in chatbots over recent years because of their ability to take on the burden of time-consuming business tasks. Now more than ever, there are benefits of adding a bot to your Facebook page in order to respond to customers quicker than ever and provide them with a high-quality service. Facebook […]

Facebook Messenger is building a ‘Watch Videos Together’ feature

Netflix and chill from afar? Facebook Messenger is now internally testing simultaneous co-viewing of videos. That means you and your favorite people could watch a synchronized video over group chat on your respective devices while discussing or joking about it. This “Watch Videos Together” feature could make you spend more time on Facebook Messenger while […]

Facebook Messenger starts rolling out Unsend; here’s how it works

Facebook secretly retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, TechCrunch reported seven months ago. Now for the first time, Facebook Messenger users will get the power to unsend too so they can remove their sent messages from the recipient’s inbox. Messages can only be unsent for the first 10 minutes after they’re delivered so that you […]

Facebook simplifies Messenger design, promises Dark Mode soon

Facebook Messenger has been redesigned with a simpler user interface. There are also color gradients in your chats now and a Dark Mode coming soon.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Marketing Day: Google privacy controls, Facebook Messenger 4, SMX West 2019

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. The post Marketing Day: Google privacy controls, Facebook Messenger 4, SMX West 2019 appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & […]

Messenger redesigns to clean up Facebook’s mess

If Facebook Messenger’s redesign succeeds, you won’t really notice it even happened. I hardly did over the past week of testing. There’s just a subtle sense that the claustrophobia has lifted. Perhaps that’s why Facebook decided to throw a big breakfast press event with 30 reporters today at its new downtown San Francisco office, complete […]

China’s fast-rising Bullet Messenger hit with copyright complaint

Bullet Messenger, a fast-rising Chinese messaging upstart that’s gunning to take on local behemoth, WeChat, has been pulled from the iOS App Store owing to what its owners couch as a copyright complaint. Reuters reported the development earlier, saying Bullet’s owner, Beijing-based Kuairu Technology, claimed in a social media posting that the app had been taken down […]

Facebook debuts Portal and Portal+ with AI-enhanced Messenger video calls and Amazon’s Alexa

Facebook today unveiled its first-ever consumer electronic device built from the ground up. Portal and Portal+ can display photos and videos posted by friends on Facebook and are made for AI-enhanced video calls with Facebook Messenger, an app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. The devices will be able to speak with Amazon’s Alexa and […]

Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls

Facebook Messenger could soon let you user your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls, and create reminders. Messenger for Android’s code reveals a new M assistant button atop the message thread screen that activates listening for voice commands for those functionalities. Voice control could make Messenger simpler to use hands-free or while […]