Reported in multiple sources from a story originally broken by the Wall Street Journal comes the news that Google is developing its own messaging app that would be assisted by its own artificial intelligence technology and chatbot capabilities.
There’s only one week to go till Santa takes off on his annual flight, and Facebook’s getting into the holiday spirit with the announcement of a range of festive-themed additions for Messenger to help spread the seasonal cheer, including improved photo-sharing functionality, customization options for Messenger threads and fun graphic overlays.
Facebook has announced that it's rolling out a new assistance service for Messenger called 'M'. Similar to Apple's 'Siri' and Microsoft's 'Cortana', M will be able to answer user queries - but there's one big difference.
Facebook has announced that users can now sign up for Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account. The move is geared towards getting more users into the Facebook eco-system - and even if they never become Facebook users proper, there's still plenty of ways Facebook can monetize their growing Messenger audience.
The good news about the widespread dialogue on Facebook Messenger is that it brought to light the issues that surround privacy of data. Further implicating what some of us have always known: “When the service is free, the user is the product.” In other words, when companies like Facebook create applications that we use in our everyday lives, the real price is what we sacrifice for the right to use the application for free: our data.
Now, it goes without saying that Facebook is one of the more controversial social networks, but their recent effort to force people to install their standalone Messenger app has angered users more than ever before. Is the backlash justified?
The Facebook Messenger app is now giving its users the ability to make free phone calls over Wifi connections to other Facebook Messenger users. Yes, you heard it right! It is for all Facebook Messenger users across the globe. This new feature especially benefits those who have weak mobile service in their house.