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Facebook is bringing AR, language translation, and a simpler design to Messenger

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Facebook kicked off its F8 2018 conference in San Jose on Tuesday by announcing a dating service and privacy improvements, but numerous changes are coming to Messenger, too. Messenger will get support for integrated augmented reality experiences as well as Marketplace language translation, and Facebook says users can also look forward to a simpler design that does away with the clutter.

Facebook opened up Messenger to businesses in 2016, and it has seen tremendous growth since then.

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Facebook is bringing AR, language translation, and a simpler design to Messenger was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google’s ill-fated messenger

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Two days ago it was revealed that development for Allo was temporarily suspended while Google redoubles its efforts at spreading the gospel of RCS under the more marketable name "Chat." Even so, the company has reassured consumers that it is still committed to supporting Allo. But the news makes it hard not to visualize Allo being sent to the same "still supported" farm where other Google services like Hangouts reside.

While Allo's fate hangs in limbo, let's take a look back at the service since its announcement, and speculate a bit on how it got there. 

I actually wrote a more detailed retrospective of the service last summer for the one year anniversary, but in light of recent developments and the changes since then, we thought that an updated and simplified survey of the app's history was in order.

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Allo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google's ill-fated messenger 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.

Video chat in Facebook Messenger Lite is live [APK Download]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that video chat would soon be added to Messenger Lite. Video chat's been a staple of the standard version of Messenger for a long time, but given that Messenger Lite is supposed to be lighter and have less clutter, its addition is also a bit confusing. With the app's latest update, though, it's here whether you like it or not.

WHAT'S NEW

Video calls are here!

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Video chat in Facebook Messenger Lite is live [APK Download] 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.

[Hands-on] Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Amazon’s Fire tablets

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Facebook has released its new Messenger Kids app to the Amazon App Store, making the service available to owners of its Fire line of tablets. So I grabbed one of the Fire 7 tablets we have for our kids and installed the app to see what it was all about, and just how well it works on Amazon's lowest-end hardware.

Because here's the thing: These tablets are slow. Really, really slow.

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[Hands-on] Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Amazon's Fire tablets was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook’s Messenger Lite app hits the 100 million installs milestone

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Many who've used Facebook's main or messaging apps over the years will be acutely aware of how resource and data-hungry they can be. Messenger Lite was a welcome addition when it was released on the Play Store back in October 2016, as it promised to solve both of those issues. The only problem at the time was that it was only launched in emerging markets.

Facebook expanded the app's reach to most of the globe, before eventually giving in and releasing it in the US and UK just a couple of months ago.

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Facebook's Messenger Lite app hits the 100 million installs milestone 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.

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