Facebook Messenger: News

22 Sep 2023


Facebook allowing users to make five profiles using one account

Facebook has unveiled a new multi-profile feature, allowing users to create up to four additional profiles on the platform, besides their existing one.

08 Aug 2023


Meta's Messenger to drop SMS support after September 28

Meta is set to drop SMS support in Messenger from next month.

12 Jul 2023


How to create Meta avatar for Instagram, Messenger video calls

Want to attend a video call but not camera-ready? No problem.

25 Jan 2023


End-to-end encrypted Facebook Messenger chats get themes, emojis, and Bubbles

Meta has announced that it commenced the global testing of end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) conversations on Facebook Messenger. The encryption will be offered to millions worldwide, over the coming months.

15 Sep 2022


Meta starts testing Discord-like Community Chats in Messenger, Facebook Groups

Messenger and Facebook Groups will soon get Discord-like 'Community Chats,' announced Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

05 Oct 2021


Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

Late last night, Facebook and its subsidiary services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, suffered a worldwide outage that lasted nearly six hours.

25 Aug 2021


Facebook spotted testing voice, video calling using main app again

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook first created Messenger as a spin-off in 2011 and officially transferred support for voice and video calls from the main Facebook app to it in 2014.

09 May 2021


Facebook brings chat themes, new features to Instagram and Messenger

Social media giant Facebook has unveiled multiple new theming features across its messaging services, including Messenger, Instagram, and Messenger Kids. Functional improvements include visual replies, read receipts, improved audio recording tools, and an updated archive feature on Instagram.

21 Apr 2021


Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face phishing scam threat

Analysts at cybersecurity firm Group-IB's Digital Risk Protection (DRP) wing have uncovered an old-school phishing scam targeting Facebook Messenger users at a global scale.

30 Sep 2020


Now, you can message your friend on Facebook via Instagram

More than a year ago, Facebook made headlines over the controversial plan to unify the underlying infrastructure of its main chat apps.

14 Sep 2020


Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls

In a bid to make virtual connections more fun and exciting, Facebook has launched a new 'Watch Together' feature inside its Messenger app.

15 Aug 2020


Facebook's 'mega merger' begins, Instagram and Messenger chats being integrated

More than a year ago, Facebook had announced the audacious plan of merging the underlying infrastructure of its key messaging products - Instagram direct messages, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

26 Apr 2020


Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

In a major move, social media giant Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, a dedicated virtual meeting platform to take on the likes of Zoom and Google Meet.

24 Apr 2020


Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".

03 Apr 2020


Finally, Facebook launches Messenger app on Windows, macOS

More than nine years after launching Messenger, Facebook has made the popular messaging service available as a dedicated app for Windows and macOS users.

13 Feb 2020


Now, Google Gboard lets you mix and create your emojis

Even though smartphones offer plenty of emojis to play with, Google is striving to create more options for its users.

17 Dec 2019


Most downloaded apps and games of this decade

Over the years, phones have changed much more than anyone could have imagined.

28 Nov 2019


#OutageAlert: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram all down worldwide

As the US gears up to celebrate Thanksgiving, the leading social network of the country has gone down.

25 Nov 2019


Facebook developing Instagram-like 'close friends' feature for Messenger

Last year, Instagram debuted a feature to let users share their stories with a select group of followers or their 'close friends'.

30 Sep 2019


Facebook Libra launch could get delayed due to regulatory concerns

The launch of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra could get delayed beyond the scheduled target of June 2020 owing to regulatory concerns that have been raised around the world.

14 Aug 2019


Facebook paid people to listen, transcribe Messenger calls

WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption to keep messages secured between the sender and receiver.

06 Aug 2019


Now, Google Assistant can read out WhatsApp messages for you

Google Assistant, the AI-backed digital helper from Google, is getting a minor but very useful capability - the ability to read out messages.

22 Jun 2019


Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'

Just a few days back, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency based on a blockchain-based network called Calibra.

18 Jun 2019


Facebook to launch Blockchain-based Libra cryptocurrency in 2020

In a bid to foray into the world of global payments, Facebook has confirmed its plans to launch a new cryptocurrency in 2020.

05 Jun 2019


Kerala: 19-year-old engineer fixes WhatsApp bug, gets honored by Facebook

Social media giant Facebook hires the brightest minds in the world to offer the absolute best, bug-free experience to its users, however, recently, a bug did skip their eye.

24 May 2019


This is how WhatsApp will make money, starting 2020

WhatsApp, the largest messaging service in the world, will serve advertisements as part of an effort to generate revenues.

17 May 2019


How to know someone has blocked you on Facebook

Let's face it, it's pretty common to be blocked by someone these days.

01 May 2019


F8: This is how Facebook and Instagram will change now

A few hours ago, Facebook hosted the opening keynote for its F8 developer conference.

05 Apr 2019


Soon, these Facebook apps will not work on Windows Phone

Facebook has decided to pull the plug on its apps for Windows Phone, the dead mobile OS from Microsoft.

31 Mar 2019


Why Facebook is tying its own name with Instagram

Instagram could soon get a small, albeit very impactful, branding change.

21 Mar 2019


You can now reply to individual messages on Facebook Messenger

Lately, Facebook has been trying hard to improve the capabilities of its mobile apps, particularly Messenger.

15 Mar 2019


Mark Zuckerberg's close aide Chris Cox is leaving Facebook

Chris Cox, one of the first 15 software engineers of Facebook, is quitting the tech giant after mulling over it for more than two years.

08 Mar 2019


This Facebook Messenger bug exposed who you chat with

Just a day after Mark Zuckerberg's promise of a more private Facebook, security firm Imperva has revealed a vulnerability that marred the platform.

04 Mar 2019


How to unlock Facebook Messenger's dark mode using emojis

Just as Google continues to develop a system-wide dark mode for Android Q, Facebook has released a dark theme of its own.

06 Feb 2019


Want to delete sent messages on Facebook? Here's the trick

Finally, Facebook Messenger is getting the long-awaited option to 'unsend' messages.

26 Jan 2019


Why Zuckerberg wants to merge WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram?

Facebook is working on a bold move to merge its key messaging products.

17 Dec 2018


How to check if Facebook's bug leaked your un-posted photos

Just recently, Facebook exposed photos of some 70 lakh users in yet another instance of data mishandling.

08 Dec 2018


Instagram may get 'on this day' feature to revisit memories

After a host of shopping-centric features, photo-sharing platform Instagram might introduce a way to revisit old memories.

06 Dec 2018


Now, Facebook is mysteriously logging people out: Details here

Amid major security concerns, another Facebook-related issue has come to the light.

28 Nov 2018


Weird Facebook bug pulled up years-old conversations: Details here

Recently, several Facebook users reported a weird Messenger bug, one that kept surfacing chats from the past.

27 Nov 2018


Future video chats might even transmit smells: See how

Modern-day internet messaging platforms (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger et al) have re-defined end-to-end conversations.

23 Nov 2018


#TechBytes: Top 5 Mac apps to make you more productive

Just like Microsoft's Windows Store, the Mac App Store also offers a humongous collection of apps across categories.

18 Nov 2018


Instagram just exposed some users' passwords: Here's what happened

Facebook's poor run with privacy doesn't seem to end.

18 Nov 2018


Soon, you and your Facebook friends could 'watch videos together'

Facebook appears to be building a new feature for Messenger, one that could let you and your friends 'Watch Videos Together' while chatting.

17 Nov 2018


How Facebook could use photos to learn about your family

We all are aware of Facebook's ad-delivery practices.

16 Nov 2018


Facebook Messenger users can now 'unsend' messages: Here's how

Finally, Facebook is rolling out 'unsend' capabilities for its Messenger platform.

08 Nov 2018


Soon, you'll have 10 minutes to retract sent Facebook messages

Facebook finally appears ready to introduce the much hyped 'unsend' button into its Messenger app.

17 Oct 2018


Apparently, Facebook is working on a camera-equipped device for TV

Social media giant Facebook is said to be working on a new camera-equipped device, one that would pair up with your TV and offer video calling and content streaming services on a bigger screen.

13 Oct 2018


Soon, you might be able to 'unsend' messages on Messenger

Facebook users might soon get the ability to retract messages sent on the company's Messenger platform.

12 Oct 2018


Now, you can post 3D photos on Facebook: Here's how

Facebook is rolling out a new feature, one that lets you post 3D photos on the platform.

19 Aug 2018


This is how you can become 'anonymous' on Internet

Of late, it has come to light that huge amounts of our data are stored and used without our knowledge by tech giants.

07 Aug 2018


Facebook asks JP Morgan, Citibank, Chase to share customer details

Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network's Messenger texting platform.

12 Jul 2018


Facebook is testing a Messenger feature to identify suspicious accounts

In a bid to cut down on the nuisance of fake news and spam, Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature for Messenger to identify suspicious accounts sending unwarranted direct messages.

21 Apr 2018


Facebook Messenger to connect high school students with each other

Facebook is reportedly working on a new feature on Messenger called 'High School Networks' that will be geared towards high school students.

16 Apr 2018


Now send GIFs while messaging on LinkedIn

LinkedIn users will now be able to send GIFs while messaging on the platform.

07 Apr 2018


Facebook will allow users to "unsend" messages in Messenger

After it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg's sent messages on Messenger were erased from personal chats, Facebook has come up with plans to launch an "unsend" feature for all users.

06 Apr 2018


Facebook allowed data scraping through phone numbers for years

Facebook recently revealed that a maximum of 87 million users could have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

26 Mar 2018


Facebook has been collecting call, SMS records from Android devices

After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal blew up in the last few weeks, users have become more aware of data privacy and security on the social media platform.

19 Mar 2018


WhatsApp, Duo, Messenger: Which video calling app should you use?

With the boom in digital communication in India, people are increasingly switching to video calls to have casual conversations with friends.

06 Mar 2018


Instagram's code reveals unreleased voice and video calling features

According to media reports, Instagram's code hides several files that point to a possibility of the photo-sharing app launching voice and video calling features in the near future.

22 Feb 2018


WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests $50mn in messaging app Signal

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has invested $50 million in encrypted instant messaging app Signal.

17 Feb 2018


Facebook launches Messenger Kids on Android amid widespread criticism

Facebook has launched its Messenger Kids app on Android amid heavy criticism from industry leaders and development experts.

25 Dec 2017


This malware infects Facebook Messenger users to mine Monero, bitcoin-alternative

Tokyo-based cybersecurity giant Trend Micro has warned that a new cryptocurrency mining bot is spreading across the world fast through Facebook Messenger.

05 Dec 2017


Facebook launches "Messenger Kids" for users as young as 6!

With over two-billion users, Facebook is the world's largest social network. Looking ahead to the future, Facebook is now targeting kids.

23 Oct 2017


WhatsApp will soon have group calling feature!

If reports are to be believed, you will soon be able to make group calls on WhatsApp.

18 Oct 2017


WhatsApp now lets you share "Live location" with friends

Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is rolling out a new "Live Location" sharing feature to its Android and iOS users today.

31 Jul 2017


Facebook launches Messenger Platform 2.1 for a richer experience

After, Messenger Platform 2.0 in April, the social media giant, Facebook has now launched Messenger Platform 2.1, armed with a host of new and improved features to make sure businesses can attract new customers and also connect with their current customer-base better.

23 Jun 2017


Snapchat's Snap Map is fine but cost firm a bomb

If you are a Snapchat user, chances are you are already using its latest feature, Snap Map; a by-product from its acquisition of social mapping start-up Zenly. Snap Map lets users find out where his/her friends are in the city or world.