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    Facebook Messenger

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    • Vendor: Facebook
    • Version: Varies with device
    • Price: Free

    Facebook Messenger is the stand-alone app used by mobile devices for chatting with friends on Facebook. It was first published as an optional app, but Facebook in mid-2014 made it mandatory for using its chat service on phones and tablets — no more chatting from within the Facebook proper app.

    The Facebook Messenger app has been hit with a bit of misguided criticism over the permissions it requires, starting with a poorly written Huffington Post article in December 2013. That outdated (and not so good in the first place) story gained traction as the Messenger app became mandatory. But as Android Central showed in its detailed look at the permissions, it's not doing anything that you wouldn't expect from a chat client. Apps such as Google Hangouts share many of the same permissions.

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    Facebook Messenger's group calls let you chat with your whole squad

    Facebook Messenger's group calls let you chat with your whole squad

    Anyone using Facebook Messenger around the globe can now take advantage of group voice calls within the app. Announced by Facebook's David Marcus, group calling has just begun rolling out to users across the globe. To start a group call, you simply have to tap the phone icon from any group...
    Facebook launches new platform to bring AI-powered bots to Messenger

    Facebook launches new platform to bring AI-powered bots to Messenger

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    You can now send Dropbox files from within Facebook Messenger

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    Facebook Messenger makes it easier to connect with the other 900 million users

    Facebook Messenger is adding some new connection features, even as its user base continues to increase. The company announced that the chat service now has over 900 million monthly users worldwide. According to Facebook's David Marcus, Messenger is getting some features that are similar to...
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    Here's how you can play Facebook Messenger's hidden basketball game

    Just in time for March Madness, Facebook has rolled out an update to Messenger that lets you play a basketball mini-game with your friend directly from the conversation window. To get started, you need to select the basketball emoji (accessible from the emoji box next to the Like button), send it...
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    Facebook Messenger is getting a Material Design refresh

    Facebook has announced an update to its Messenger app for Android, bringing a Material Design refresh to its interface. The design is an evolution of the previous look, keeping tabs for conversations, groups, people, and settings at the top, while sprucing up the bottom of the app. Messenger...
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    Facebook Messenger snags multiple account support on Android

    Facebook Messenger snags multiple account support on Android

    Facebook Messenger for Android now supports using multiple accounts on the same device, allowing users to easily sign into and switch between accounts on the fly. The feature, which has been in testing for some time, is now accessible to all users through the Accounts section of the Settings...
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    Feeling bored? You can now play chess within Facebook Messenger

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    Facebook Messenger now has 800 million monthly active users

    Facebook has revealed that its Messenger service currently has 800 million users a month worldwide. The news was posted by Facebook's VP of Messaging Products David Marcus, who went over the new features that Messenger added in 2015 and hinted at what might be coming in 2016. One trend that...
    Facebook Messenger expands Photo Magic facial recognition, now lets you customize your chats

    Facebook Messenger expands Photo Magic facial recognition, now lets you customize your chats

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    Facebook and Uber team up to let you order rides from Messenger

    Facebook and Uber team up to let you order rides from Messenger

    Facebook has teamed up with Uber to let you order a ride and share your ride status with friends from inside of Messenger. Leveraging Uber's API, Messenger users can now sign up for Uber and request a ride with one tap inside of Messenger. The partnership may seem a bit odd at first glance,...

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    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note running Android 4.1.2 and the latest Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps. In Facebook, I click on the Message icon at the top, which, as expected, brings up the list of people with whom I have recently exchanged messages. Next, if I click on one of them, I expect to see the dialog I recently had with that person. But as likely as not, after the name briefly highlights, NOTHING else happens at all. The list of names remains on the screen, and I cannot select any of them or do anything else with that screen until I hit the Android "Back" icon in the lower-left corner of my screen, which takes me back to the "live" list of names. I can select any of them, but no matter which one I choose, it does the same thing: highlights briefly and then locks up the screen until I hit the Android "Back" icon again.

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Facebook Messenger, to no avail.

    Any other suggestions?

    - Rich

    Hi i have a samsung galaxy 3 10 in tab....my problem with messenger is that i cannot succeed in sending a voice message as well as a camera pic.when i click on either icon the screen does a 90 degree flip and then returns.it wasn't always this way and i believe an update is the cause.any help will do as i cannot message on android without messenger and i will not use it until this is fixed
    thanks Tim

    Me too i was using facebook camera and video clip then one day it just stopped workin does a flip then freezes app would appreciate any help

    BlueTooth is not working with android FB msgr. when call comes, bell rings in bluetooth but when call connects, then voice come in internal ear speaker .. how and why .. i am using LG stereo head set.. please help

    I have the Same issue with Motorola Buds. You hear the outgoing or income ring but when connected the audio goes to phone and I have to turn on speaker!

    I am using samsung tab 4 and having issues with trying to access the camera within FB messenger. The screen flips. Sometimes the camera refuses to work at all. I used a Samsung tab 3 before this one and had no issues at all. Just want to find a solution.

    I resent having to install a separate application to read messages from people on FB. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and even when I use application manager to "Force Stop" the application, I get the annoying headshots popping up with messages. I can't find information on how to adjust the settings, get rid of the popups. I have uninstalled it twice but if I'm away from a computer there's no other way to get direct messages. Normally, I don't give a whatever, but there are some friends or family members who use FB for fast notifications that I do need to read.

    I switched from iPad to the Galaxy Tab A. I can no longer use messenger's camera or voice messenger. It flips the app instead of working.