Tag Archive: Messenger


Data-saving Facebook Messenger Lite is now available for Android users in the US

Facebook’s data-saving Messenger Lite alternative was so far available for users in developing countries. Well this week, the social media giant is expanding the availability of the app to Western markets such as the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. Messenger Lite basically offers the same features as the standard versions, but eliminates data draining […]

Facebook Messenger Lite is heading to the U.S., UK, Canada, and Ireland

Weighing in at just 10MB, Messenger Lite offers the fore Messenger experience without all of the unnecessary bloat.

Over the past couple of years, “lite” versions of applications have become fairly popular in emerging markets with slower data connections. Facebook took charge of this initiative in October with the release of Messenger Lite, and the app is now expanding to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland.

Messenger Lite initially debuted in  [Read More…]

Nominate a student or teacher to win a Chromebook Plus and OnePlus Messenger Bag!

Students and teachers are heading back to school, and beyond the normal textbooks, pencils, and backpacks, going back to school also requires some tech to help keep organized and on track. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our Back-To-School Gift Guide for gift ideas for your friends and family. In the meantime, we’re going to make this season a little easier and hopefully more fun for one student and one teacher in our community! We  [Read More…]

Verizon debuts its own chatbot on Facebook Messenger

The Fios customer service bot will answer your questions and help you find things to watch.

Probably the worst part about customer service is having to talk to someone on the phone when things go awry or you have a quick question. But would you rather have the conversation over Facebook Messenger?

Verizon has introduced the Fios chatbot on Facebook Messenger. You can use it to do things like search for content  [Read More…]

Instant games now available on Facebook Messenger

Facebook have announced Messenger games are coming to all of its app’s users. The popular messenger app has a monthly user count of around 1.2 billion people and up until now, games have been only single player, causing Facebook to rely on challenges to engage your Facebook “friends”, but now, two people can play games together! […]

Facebook’s AI assistant ‘M’ is finally available for Messenger

Facebook Messenger users in the U.S. will now get contextual suggestions from M.

Facebook started testing its AI assistant for Messenger — simply called M — back in 2015, and the company is finally rolling out the service to everyone in the U.S.

Facebook says that M will pop up into conversations to suggest contextual “content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done” — which sounds a lot like how Google  [Read More…]

Facebook adds reactions and direct mentions to Messenger

One step closer towards becoming a robust messaging app; one giant leap towards adopting features typically heralded by Slack users.

First, it was Google Hangouts, and now it’s Facebook Messenger. Companies appear to be particularly drawn to those features that have made Slack so popular, but can you blame them? Slack’s communication dynamic truly is a deligh to use, and those other companies want people to say the same about their messaging  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger gains Reactions and Mentions

Facebook today introduced a couple of new features for its Messenger client on Android and iOS. Hitting both platforms in the coming days are Reactions and Replies. Messenger is a great way to communicate with just one person or with a group of people. Today, we’re introducing two new features that improve group conversations to […]

Hey look — Facebook Messenger is now copying Snapchat, too

If Snapchat does it, you can sure bet Facebook’s apps will do it.

Facebook-owned Instagram has not-so-subtly followed in Snapchat’s path for many of its recent feature additions, and now Facebook’s own Messenger app is doing the same. With the announcement of the “Messenger Day” feature, Facebook Messenger is going straight after Snapchat Stories as well.

The writing was on the wall since Messenger added quick access to a camera interface late  [Read More…]

Google pushes RCS forward by rebranding Messenger to Android Messages

Google wants its messaging app to be the default texting platform in the age of RCS.

Google Messenger has picked up an update that renames the app to Android Messages. The core functionality is still the same, and barring the name change, the update doesn’t bring any new features to the messaging app. However, the app will now be installed on default on handsets from over 20 phone makers as Google pushes ahead with RCS.

The  [Read More…]