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How Facebook Will Make The Smartphone Smart Again

You probably only use three apps on your smartphone — and one of them is likely a messaging app. By some estimates, messengers are even more popular than social media. And now, Facebook is giving you even more reasons to send text messages.


Facebook's Messenger Now Lets You Share Tracks Via Spotify

Facebook’s Messenger app, one of the most downloaded apps in existence, is slowly but surely allowing you to do just about everything. You can call an Uber or use it as a social network. It can even be a Skype replacement. So adding Spotify seems like the next logical step.


Brace Yourself For Ads In Facebook Messenger This Autumn

Chatting to businesses on Facebook Messenger may leave you wide open to targeted ads. That’s according to a leaked document that suggests voluntarily speaking to businesses via Facebook’s chat app will allow them to send ads your way.


Leaked Snapchat Code Hints At New Voice And Video Chat Features

Snapchat’s in for a serious makeover, if these screenshots discovered in the mobile app’s existing code are to be believed.


You Can Now Order An Uber From Facebook Messenger

Facebook and Uber continue their unstoppable global takeovers with a new partnership, announced today: From within Facebook Messenger in the US, you can now call for an Uber ride, without leaving the app.


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.


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