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  • Facebook Launches First Branded Stickers, Previewing A Potential Sponsorship Biz

    Facebook Launches First Branded Stickers, Previewing A Potential Sponsorship Biz

    One day, brands might pay Facebook to become downloadable sticker packs. Facebook just launched its first branded sticker pack for messaging — a collection based on the new Universal film Despicable Me 2. While the studio didn’t have to pay to have them appear in the sticker store, and they’re free for users, Facebook might eventually be able to charge brands for the… Read More

  • Leaked Details Of Facebook’s New Chat Rooms Feature

    Leaked Details Of Facebook’s New Chat Rooms Feature

    Facebook has built a new feature codenamed Host Chat that lets people set up chat rooms their friends can join without an invitation, a source familiar with the feature tells us. I’ve contacted Facebook and it confirms it has begun testing this feature in the wild. Reminiscent of the old AOL chat rooms, it could get Facebook users to meet friends of friends and spend more time on the site. Read More

  • Zuck’s Adorable Sheepdog Beast Is Now A Facebook Messages Sticker Pack

    Zuck’s Adorable Sheepdog Beast Is Now A Facebook Messages Sticker Pack

    Now you and Facebook’s CEO can unwind in the same way: playing with Beast. The billionaire’s Puli dog just got his own Facebook Stickers pack, which lets you forgo typing and instead send friends animated images of Beast playing, begging, or wearing the cone of shame. Before you ask “why does this matter?”, see that this is part of Facebook’s quest to help you… Read More

  • Facebook Messages Just Went Down For 90 Minutes For Some Web And Mobile Users, Back Now

    Facebook Messages Just Went Down For 90 Minutes For Some Web And Mobile Users, Back Now

    Facebook confirms that Facebook Messages experienced a limited outage today. It prevented some users from sending or receiving messages on both the web and mobile for 90 minutes, but chat is back at full-strength as of 7:30pm PST. The outage comes at an inconvenient time as Facebook is seeing increasing competition in the messaging space from Google and mobile-first startups. Read More

  • Escape From Message Hell

    Escape From Message Hell

    Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at¬†NirAndFar.com. We are caught in an endless cycle of messaging hell and the pattern is always the same. First, a new communication system is born — take email or Facebook, for example. Ease-of-use helps the product gain wide adoption and reach a critical mass of users. That’s… Read More

  • Auto-Sunk. Check Your Hidden Facebook “Other” Inbox For Your Missing Emails

    Auto-Sunk. Check Your Hidden Facebook “Other” Inbox For Your Missing Emails

    Click ‘Messages’ on Facebook and then “Other” in the right sidebar and you might find emails missing from your Gmail or other personal and work accounts. Without giving you any warning or notification, Facebook last week changed your profile to hide any email addresses you’ve previously listed and instead show only your little-known “@facebook.com”… Read More

  • Gmail Lite: If You Build It Google, We Will Come

    Gmail Lite: If You Build It Google, We Will Come

    I’ve seen the future of messaging — it looks a lot like Facebook Messages. More specifically, it looks like the new version of Facebook Messages that the company began rolling out two weeks ago. But I’m not sure that the future is Facebook Messages. At least not for me. Because that’s simply not how I have used Facebook and it’s too hard to switch my patterns now. Read More