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Tap the knife emoji to begin James Patterson’s new thriller on Facebook Messenger

Best-selling crime author James Patterson has released an interactive thriller novel on Facebook Messenger, and instead of turning a page, the only way to progress through the story is by clicking the knife emoji. The Chef follows the exploits of Caleb Rooney, a New Orleans “police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night.”...CONTINUE READING

Autoplaying video ads are about to invade your Facebook Messenger inbox

Somehow, Facebook is still finding ways to make Facebook Messenger more annoying. Now, the company plans to bring autoplaying video ads to users Messenger inboxes as soon as Monday, according to a report from Recode. SEE ALSO: Facebook fires shots at YouTube with new poll and gaming creator tools Ads aren’t new to Messenger, but...CONTINUE READING

Facebook Messenger is going to troll you less often when you add new friends

Facebook power users, hands up: You just added a new friend and the Messenger icon in the top-right corner immediately lit up with a notification.  “You are now connected on Messenger.” Cue feelings of annoyance and defeat. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people to take its fake news fight seriously Facebook feels your pain and...CONTINUE READING

‘Westworld’ promotion on Facebook mistakenly sends you to a regular woman’s DMs

UPDATE: May 29, 2018, 11:47 a.m. EDT The original tweet has been deleted and Messenger released a statement apologizing for the mistake. Somebody over at Facebook’s Messenger didn’t double check their links. As a promotion for the HBO show Westworld, the official Twitter account for Messenger tweeted out a link that was intended to direct...CONTINUE READING

To win back teens, Facebook launched a website

Facebook has launched a “youth portal” for “teens” featuring things “teens” like such as dancing emoji, social justice, and “blog posts.” The company intends for the portal to serve as a youth resource — with a hefty dose of safety tips — so that they can “have a great experience” on Facebook. Experiences that teens...CONTINUE READING

Facebook’s assistant could be different from the competition in one important way

Siri, Alexa, Cortana, by now you’ve probably noticed that nearly all digital assistants are portrayed as female. Even Google’s more gender neutral Assistant has a female voice by default. Interestingly, Facebook may be the tech company to buck this trend.  SEE ALSO: While you weren’t looking, Facebook hit Snap where it hurts most CNBC reported...CONTINUE READING

Facebook Messenger reminds users to check privacy settings

Have you checked your Messenger privacy settings recently? No? If you’re in the European Union, at least, that’s about to change.  Facebook’s messaging platform has begun showing pop-up notifications prompting users to review their privacy settings. The notification, which Business Insider spotted on Wednesday, overtakes users’ screens as soon as they open the app.  SEE...CONTINUE READING

Facebook will add ‘Unsend’ feature to Messenger, but here’s who allows disappearing messages now

Facebook has been trying really, really hard to convince its users that the social network cares about our privacy and is becoming a more (buzzword alert) “transparent” platform. This makes the recent revelation that Facebook secretly deleted Mark Zuckerberg’s messages in Messenger without notifying the recipients uncomfortable, to say the very least. On Friday, TechCrunch...CONTINUE READING

You can now send 360-degree photos in Messenger

Your messages are about to become way more immersive. On Tuesday, Facebook rolled out the ability to send 360-degree photos in Messenger. It’s now available all over the world for both iOS and Android.  SEE ALSO: Democratic Senator launches inquiry into Facebook’s data-sharing policy To take a 360 photo in Messenger, take a panorama with...CONTINUE READING
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