Tag Archive: Messenger


Facebook is putting focus back on simplicity with Messenger 4

Facebook and its various services like Instagram and Messenger are widely known to be overly crowded with unnecessary features and menus, but that may be changing soon with the rollout of Facebook Messenger 4. The company said that it ran a study on Messenger and found that 71% of participants considered simplicity a top priority.

What a wild concept that people just want to use Messenger to message their friends and family without rummaging through a clunky UI.

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XINCADA small messenger bag review: For every occasion

This gear bag is a bit like a TARDIS: bigger on the inside, unassuming on the outside, and ready to save the day.

The small gear bag category has always been something of a quagmire. Either a messenger bag is too small to really pack anything useful or too big to comfortably carry all day. Either a crossbody bag is a morose military knockoff or a delicate dirt-magnet. Finding a small messenger bag that is just right  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger Kids is expanding to Canada and Peru

The app’s also getting new stickers and support for two parents to manage accounts.

Facebook Messenger Kids is Facebook’s solution for letting young ones stay in touch with friends and family in a safe and secure manner, and starting June 25, the app is now available to use in both Canada and Peru.

In addition to the two new countries, Messenger Kids is also being updated to support Spanish and French in its new locales and the  [Read More…]

Facebook will add an ‘unsend’ feature to Messenger in the coming months

Facebook’s way of saying sorry for secretly deleting its execs’ messages.

Facebook’s found itself in an ocean of hot water lately. Following scandals with Cambridge Analytica and being discovered of storing call and text logs for Android users of its Messenger app, it was reported that Facebook was secretly deleting Messenger messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives at the company.

This news didn’t sit all that well with a lot of users, and to make  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger now supports 360-degree photos and HD videos

HD videos are capped at 720p, but at least we’re getting somewhere.

Despite the hot mess that Facebook is still finding itself in, the company’s taken some time to update its Messenger app with a couple useful features for sharing photos and videos. Starting today, you can now send and receive 360-degree photos and HD videos in Facebook Messenger.

To send 360-degree/panorama photos, simply add them to a conversation like you would with a regular picture. A  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger updated with admin privileges and joinable links

New features to make group chats suck just a little less.

Facebook Messenger continues to be one of the most popular messaging apps around, and today it’s getting a couple of new features that aim to make group chats a lot better.

First and foremost, Messenger is finally getting admin privileges. With this, you’ll have the power to approve new members of group chats before they can join, remove people from the conversation, and give/revoke these privileges  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Android via Google Play

Available now on the Play Store.

Last December, Facebook was met with a fair bit of controversy surrounding the release of its Messenger Kids app. Messenger Kids is a tweaked version of the company’s Messenger app that’s designed to be used by kids that are 13 years-old and younger, and after coming to Amazon’s Fire tablets in January, the app is now available for all Android phones and tablets via the Google Play Store.

Children can use  [Read More…]

Facebook will ‘massively’ simplify Messenger in 2018

Messenger is a mess, and Facebook has finally acknowledged this.

Like a lot of people, I use Facebook Messenger on an almost daily basis to communicate with friends and family members. Although it’s not my preferred form of communication, it’s just what a lot of folks happen to use. However, I’ve been doing so with the Messenger Lite app on my phone since it was widely released last October.

If you’ve used the regular Messenger app at  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Amazon Fire tablets

A new way to keep an eye on who your kids are talking to.

Last December, Facebook launched Messenger Kids as an app for youngsters to safely communicate with one another and family members. Following this, it’s now expanded to Amazon’s line of Fire tablets.

Messenger Kids is targeted at kiddos 13 years and younger, and it allows them to have access to a lot of Messenger’s regular features in a more secure environment. They can send  [Read More…]

Grab a new messenger bag or backpack during Amazon’s one-day Timbuk2 sale

Carry your stuff from here to Ti…. well, you know.

Amazon is having a huge one-day sale on Timbuk2 backpacks and bags. This sale includes messenger bags, backpacks and duffel bags, like the Command Laptop Messenger Bag. In the Surplus color and Large size, it’s going for $ 83 compared to a regular price of $ 159. It has never gone that low before.

Not all sizes and colors on sale, so here’s a few that are  [Read More…]