Facebook's Messenger App Logs Way More Data Than You Realise

Ever since Facebook first started pushing users over to its standalone messaging app (whether they liked it or not), there have been cries of outrage over what’s seemed like an inordinately large amount of required permissions. And while there’s still no indication that Facebook has any sort of bad intent, the company is collecting a startling cache of data, according to security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.


Facebook Really Wants You To Stop Being Pissed About Messenger

Facebook wants you to know Messenger isn’t spying on you. After people got mad about the company’s decision to make downloading Facebook Messenger necessary to use Facebook Chat on mobile, the backlash got so bad Facebook’s Peter Martinazzi issued an official “calm the eff down” announcement.


Facebook Makes All Users Switch To The Standalone Messaging App

Over the next few days, if you go to send a message through Facebook’s smartphone app, you’ll see the alert shown above. Starting this week, Facebook is fully unbundling its messaging service, as part of its move to become a network of related apps.


Chat Heads Are Now In Facebook Messenger App For Android

The weirdly named Chat Heads feature was a big focus on the new Facebook phone. But just like the “Home” launcher itself, you won’t need an HTC first to get it.


Free Voice Calling Rolls Out On Facebook Messenger For iOS... But Only In The US

One of features promised with the Facebook Messenger for iPhone update a few weeks ago was VOIP calling so that you could use the app to call your friends over a mobile or Wi-Fi data connection. Facebook is now rolling that out to all users, but only if you’re in the United States.


Facebook Updates Its Android Apps With Improved Chat Functions

Facebook has just announced two updates to its Android apps — Facebook Messenger and Facebook for Android. The updates include improvements to chat functionality, such as being able to hide and unhide buddy lists with gestures, a new look for conversations and design changes.


Facebook Messenger Brings Your News Feed And Chat To Windows

If you feel weirdly disconnected from your Facebook profile when you’re not logged in, try out the new Facebook Messenger application, which is available for Windows now. The new app follows the mobile Facebook Messenger applications released last year, and an a version for OS X is reportedly on the way as well.


Facebook Messaging Actually Useful Thanks To Messaging App

I get more Facebook messages than emails from my friends these days. But the Facebook app is horrible at notifying me when someone actually tries to get a hold of me. The new Facebook Messaging app, though, makes sure I know exactly when my friends want to ask me iPhone 4S questions.


Facebook's Hiding Video Chat In Its Messenger App

Boy, if you ever want to know what Facebook’s planning next, just take a peek in its code. That’s what one chap did yesterday when Facebook released its Messenger app, and discovered that video-chat will be added soon.


This Is The Facebook Messenger App You Can't Get Yet

As you may have heard, Facebook just released a standalone Messenger app in the US (not yet released in Australia). It’s their effort to invade your phone with a messaging platform that everyone has access to (because ‘everyone’ has a Facebook). And even if you don’t use Facebook, you can use it to SMS!


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