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Facebook Messenger Kids lets children add their own friends — with parental oversight

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Facebook is currently rolling out a new passphrase feature to its Messenger Kids app, allowing children to send and accept friend requests on their own. Before anyone freaks out, it's important to note that both sets of parents still need to approve the connection.

The way it works is that Facebook will generate a random four-letter password for each child. This password is then shown to the other kid who enters it into his or her own app.

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Facebook Messenger Kids lets children add their own friends — with parental oversight was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook Messenger Kids getting new features focused on being nice, coming to Canada and Peru

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Facebook's Messenger Kids came to Android early this year. The app is meant to provide a safer experience for children 13 and younger, having parents more involved in their online communications than they would otherwise be. If you were ever a child, though, you may remember than kids can be pretty mean. Evidently aware of this, Facebook has announced that Messenger Kids will be getting a number of features that encourage nice behavior.

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Facebook Messenger Kids getting new features focused on being nice, coming to Canada and Peru was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook Messenger Kids getting new features focused on being nice, coming to Canada and Peru

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Facebook's Messenger Kids came to Android early this year. The app is meant to provide a safer experience for children 13 and younger, having parents more involved in their online communications than they would otherwise be. If you were ever a child, though, you may remember than kids can be pretty mean. Evidently aware of this, Facebook has announced that Messenger Kids will be getting a number of features that encourage nice behavior.

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Facebook Messenger Kids getting new features focused on being nice, coming to Canada and Peru was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook will soon allow users to permanently delete messages, after executives were caught doing it

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Facebook continues to run into trouble regarding privacy. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, many people deleting their Facebook accounts realized that Messenger has been collecting call/SMS metadata for years. Now the company is once again under fire, this time for allowing executives to delete Facebook messages, when normal users never had that option.

Six sources told TechCrunch that messages they had received from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, had disappeared from their inboxes.

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Facebook will soon allow users to permanently delete messages, after executives were caught doing it was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

BlackBerry alleges Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are infringing on BBM patents

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

BlackBerry Messenger was the iMessage of the late 2000s, especially since it was initially exclusive to the company's own hardware. BBM expanded to iOS and Android in 2013, but it has become mostly irrelevant thanks to competitors like WhatsApp and iMessage. BlackBerry is now suing Facebook and its subsidiaries (including WhatsApp and Instagram), alleging that Facebook is violating numerous BBM patents.

The lawusit was filed by BlackBerry Ltd today, and the complaint is a whopping 117 pages.

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BlackBerry alleges Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are infringing on BBM patents was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook’s Messenger Kids app comes to the Play Store

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Facebook has tread carefully when it comes to making products and services for kids under the age of 13. However, it's not like it's hard for kids to lie about their age to gain access to all the wonderful and unspeakably terrible things on the internet. If kids are going to be sending messages over the internet, parents might want to give the child-friendly Messenger Kids a shot. It's launching on Android today with some special Valentine's Day features.

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Facebook's Messenger Kids app comes to the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook promises to declutter Messenger app in 2018

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Facebook caught some heat for pushing people to use the Messenger app a few years back, but that may actually have been a kindness. Messenger was a much better app than the main Facebook client. Although, over time Messenger has become rather bloated and clunky in its own right. The head of Messenger now admits the app is too cluttered, and changes are on the way.

Facebook's plans for Messenger in the coming year are detailed in a new post by Messenger chief David Marcus.

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Facebook promises to declutter Messenger app in 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook Messenger payments are now available in the UK and France

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Facebook Messenger users in the United States have been able to send money to each other from within the app for quite some time, and that same functionality is now finally making its way to other territories. If you're lucky enough to live in the UK or France, the Send Money feature should be available to you soon, rolling out over the next few weeks.

It's unclear why it's taken the Facebook Messenger team more than two years to launch these P2P payments outside the US, but at least they're here now.

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Facebook Messenger payments are now available in the UK and France was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook releases Halloween effects and mini-game for Facebook and Messenger apps

Friday, October 27th, 2017

More than carving pumpkins or gobbling down candy or dressing up in costumes, Halloween is a great excuse to set free your inner dad and go all out on bad puns and cheesy jokes. Facebook is obviously no stranger to a well-placed corny joke, so it's announcing a bunch of "spook-tacular" new effects for the Facebook and Messenger apps that'll help users get into the Halloween spirit.

In the camera on both apps, you'll be able to add effects when taking a photo, including Halloween-themed masks, stickers, and frames directly from the camera.

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Facebook releases Halloween effects and mini-game for Facebook and Messenger apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook launches the data-sipping Messenger Lite in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

To call the Facebook suite of apps a bloated mess would be an understatement, most especially the ever-growing Messenger — I think I've used it once, after which I uninstalled it. However, in a surprising turn of events, Facebook has launched the "lite" version of the app in North America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. 

Rarely do we see this sort of thing in the developed world, since applications that are slimmed down to consume less bandwidth are targeted for developing countries and regions.

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Facebook launches the data-sipping Messenger Lite in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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