Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 30 Apr 2015 2:36 pm
If you fancy using Google's Messenger app, you'll be happy to know that it recently got an update that adds the ability to use quick-reply from notifications.
Though it's undocumented in Messenger's changelog on the store, you can see the feature in action above. When a new message comes in, the notification tab now has a reply button.
Messenger has launched as a standalone web site, but it won't be disappearing from Facebook's core site.
Messenger, Facebook's messaging platform, is now available as a standalone service on the web. In the past users had to use Facebook's website to message their friends and family, but starting today they can do so without all the extra distractions.
The weird and wacky saga of SMS on Android continues to get weird and wacky with today's release of the new Messenger app into Google Play. The free app handles SMS and MMS duties and only SMS and MMS duties, though with more than a bit of Material Design flair. First there was Messaging, Google Voice, and Google Chat; then there was only Hangouts, and now there's two again.
Facebook's popular Messenger service, which has its own standalone app, is getting a voice message feature in its latest update. The service has relied on the combination of text and picture messages, as is the case with most instant messaging platforms, but is now aiming itself squarely at the likes of Voxer and other voice messaging apps out there with this latest addition.
You can send short...
The official Facebook app for Android has been updated with a couple of small changes to the "Camera" and "Messenger" applications that come bundled with it. The new app icons, which first appeared in Facebook's 1.9 update late last week, were criticized by some due to there being little to tell them apart from the camera and SMS apps pre-loaded on most Android phones. The fear was that users...
A freshly updated version of Facebook for Android has now landed in the Google Play Store and is ready for download. Getting bumped to v1.9, this release fixes some old bugs and introduces some new features to the app as a whole:
Messenger and Camera - Shortcuts will now appear in your app tray after you update.
Messaging Features - Taking from the standalone app, v1.9 now offers Mobile/...
Google+ went and got itself an update today, bringing some important bug fixes to the table. The changelog reports that it "fixes crashes and problems loading in messenger." Hit the download links after the break to grab it for yourselves.
While the cool kids are off doing their group huddles on Google+, Facebook keeps plugging away, and a new dedicated group messing app apparently is in the works. Hardly a surprise, given that Facebook bought Beluga earlier this year. And judging from Facbeook's placeholder page for the mobile messenger, it's pretty much the same thing. Simple, easy to use group messaging.So let's see. One app for...
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