Please Don't Call Me On Facebook Messenger 

Facebook Messenger just introduced video calling. Since Messenger is supposed to be a full-fledged communication plaform, this feels a little overdue. But overdue doesn’t mean welcome: Now our Facebook friends have the ability to cold video call us whenever chat is turned on.


Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calls 

Facebook’s relentless push to make Messenger happen is still happening, and you can now make video calls over data and Wi-Fi with Facebook’s messaging app.


Facebook's Messenger App Is Now A Full-Fledged Social Network

Facebook just checked off another step in its plan to turn Messenger into its own separate service — launching a distinct web version of its messaging app. If you go to Messenger.com today, you’ll see all your Facebook messages without dealing with Newsfeed.


Looks Like Facebook Messenger Is Prepping Friend-to-Friend Payments

Facebook Messenger has a friend-to-friend payment feature in the works, and it’s already set up in the app. It’s just not turned on for the general public.


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.


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