Tag Archive: Messenger


Waterfield Vitesse messenger bag review: the perfect bag?

It can be really tough to find the “perfect” bag to keep your most valuable and useful technology products protected. Sure, you can just find a decent backpack, throw everything in there and be on your merry way. But what if you have a lot of things, or don’t want a backpack, or just want something different? That’s where the search begins.

For the last few years I have used my fair share of backpacks, some of which are great,  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger getting a desktop app, end-to-end encryption, and more

Facebook’s also creating a new version of the mobile app that’s smaller/faster.

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world, and in a now-removed blog post published ahead of its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced a heap of new features and changes coming to the platform later this year.

First on the list, Facebook is creating another version of the Messenger mobile app. Referred to as “Project LightSpeed”, the app will  [Read More…]

Here’s how to delete a sent message in Facebook Messenger

Whoops, meant to send that to a different chat 😬

We’ve all been there before at one point or another — you jump into Facebook Messenger and accidentally fire off a message to the wrong group chat. Best case scenario you follow up with a “whoops, wrong chat” and move on, worst case scenario the comment was about someone in that group chat and now it’s only a matter of time before it all blows up in  [Read More…]

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…]