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You’ll now unsend your Fb messages in case you are fast sufficient

Mark Zuckerberg is no longer the only one with the power to recall Facebook messages. Facebook Messenger is finally rolling out the unsend button it promised nearly a year ago. The feature is in the latest version of the Messenger app on iOS and Android, Facebook said Tuesday. SEE ALSO: I joined Google+ to escape...CONTINUE READING
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Mark Zuckerberg explains why he needs to merge Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram

The separation between Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram is about to get even blurrier. Speaking during the company’s quarterly earnings call, Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook wants to make it easier to send messages across its apps, but cautioned that it would be a “a 2020 thing or beyond.”  “We’re really early in thinking through this. There’s...CONTINUE READING
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Fb is combining Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp infrastructure into one, record says

Facebook’s tentacles are starting to look more and more alike. A new report from the New York Times says that Facebook is integrating all of its messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — into the same infrastructure. The services would remain distinct, but the back-end connections between the three apps would grow into...CONTINUE READING
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Fb provides Boomerangs, AR stickers, and portrait mode to Messenger

Facebook is adding three new dynamic camera features to Messenger, it announced Monday. Users will be able to create and send Boomerangs, use a portrait mode, and integrate AR stickers into photos they send over chat. These camera features come on the heels of a Messenger redesign that sought to simplify the interface, which Facebook...CONTINUE READING
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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