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Facebook to kill in-app messaging in favor of using dedicated Facebook Messenger app

Facebook to kill in-app messaging in favor of using dedicated Facebook Messenger app

Simon Sage 115

Low-end devices with constrained resources can keep using in-app messaging Facebook is working on transitioning users somewhat forcefully to using their dedicated Messenger app. Warning messages have been sent out to some European users that in about two weeks time, they wouldn’t be able to use the core Facebook app to do their chatting. Though this change will be rolling out globally...

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Chris Umiastowski 41

The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last five years and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done. And while I was shocked to see the deal's...

Facebook Beta update brings animated stickers, music on lock screen for Home

Facebook Beta update brings animated stickers, music on lock screen for Home

Andrew Martonik 19

Beta track continues to get quick and useful updates The beta track for the Facebook app has been updated today with a few useful features, showing once again that it intends on iterating quickly with its beta fixes. This update brings one new feature to the Messenger function, and that is animated stickers for some of the categories — Pusheen, Beast and Anooki are listed — which has...