Tag Archive: Messenger


Facebook has been using contractors to transcribe Messenger voice chats

How. Does. This. Keep. Happening.

What you need to know A report indicates that Facebook was paying third parties to transcribe Messenger audio conversations. The conversations were anonymous and often “vulgar.” Facebook says it has since stopped this human review process.

Were you sitting there to yourself and thinking, “Gee, it’s been too long since Facebook screwed up?” Me neither, but that’s exactly what’s happened. Again. According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook has been paying hundreds  [Read More…]

Messenger bags are as versatile as your Chromebook

When it comes to picking the right bag for your favorite Chromebook, the first option for you might be a traditional backpack. However, over the years we have become more in love with the idea of messenger bag due to the versatility offered without adding too much strain or extra weight. To that point, we have found the best messenger bags for your Chromebook!

Travel the world Tomtoc Waterproof Travel Bag

Staff pick

For those looking  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger Kids flaw allowed unauthorized users to join group chats

The FTC may soon fine Facebook once more for the lapse.

What you need to know A ‘design flaw’ in the Messenger Kids app allowed unauthorized users to be part of group chats. Facebook has closed down the group chats and is alerting parents regarding the flaw. The “technical error”, reportedly arose from the way unique permissions were applied in group chats in the Messenger Kids app.

Facebook had launched the Messenger Kids app in 2017 as  [Read More…]

RIP BlackBerry Messenger: Gone, but not forgotten

It’s been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. BlackBerry will pull the plug on BlackBerry Messenger (the consumer version) at the end of the day today, and while we know you likely don’t use it anymore, BBM was a big part of the past for many. It hasn’t been the center of attention in a long time, and if we’re being honest, people haven’t really even talked about it all that much in the  [Read More…]

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…]