Messenger Archive

Revamped Yahoo Messenger desktop app reminds us it still exists

Yahoo has revamped its desktop Messenger app for Windows and Mac platforms, adding features such as “liking” posts and support for GIF images. Yes, it is true: Yahoo Messenger is apparently still a thing even though it had reached its height during the George W. Bush administration. In a blog post, Yahoo tries to convince
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Facebook's Instant Articles are coming to Messenger

Checking out articles your friends share through Facebook Messenger is about to become much faster. Facebook has announced today that it is bringing its Instant Articles to Facebook Messenger, meaning links from participating publishers should open much faster going forward. From Facebook: When you tap on an Instant Article link in Facebook, it loads up
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Facebook Messenger now lets you use 3D Touch to peek at conversations, GIFs and more

Facebook Messenger is now the latest app to expand support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. While the chat app previous supported 3D Touch for launching quick actions from its icon, you can now use the pressure-sensitive feature to peek and pop into conversations and more. The feature actually works much
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Facebook Messenger's 11,000 chatbots become much more interactive

Facebook introduced chatbots on Messenger three months ago, and the search giant has shared today that over 11,000 bots are active on the messaging service. The Messenger Platform has picked up an update that adds a slew of new features, such as a persistent menu that lists a bot’s commands, quick replies, ability to respond
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Facebook Messenger's new Home tab makes it easier to start a conversation

Facebook is making some changes to Messenger in an effort to make it easier to contact people. The company is replacing the Recents tab in the Messenger app for iPhone and iPad with a new Home tab and will be expanding the section’s functionality. You’ll be more readily able to find recent contacts, find who’s
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Here's how you can play Facebook Messenger's hidden soccer game

Facebook Messenger is back with another hidden gem of a game, this time allowing you to kick (or poke) a soccer ball around with friends. Similar to Messenger’s hidden basketball game, all you have to do is send an emoji to get the game going! To get started, simply send a soccer emoji to one
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Facebook Messenger adds more diverse selection of emoji

The Facebook Messenger app now has over 1,000 new emoji that the company says are supposed to offer “a more balanced mix that’s more representative of our world.” Facebook says: Messenger is bringing over 1,500 newly designed Messenger emojis to the world. The new designs, gender-agnostic options and multi-colored emojis will be available on many
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