Messenger

  • Facebook Messenger debuts a new look focused on improving navigation

    Facebook Messenger debuts a new look focused on improving navigation

    Facebook Messenger is getting a new look. No, it’s not getting rid of its Stories feature, Messenger Day, but is instead making a series a smaller changes to the way the content on its home screen is organized in an effort to speed navigation and help you pick up where you left off on your last visit. The update introduces new tabs to the top of Messenger’s main screen for… Read More

  • Spotify is launching a Messenger bot for sharing song clips with friends

    Spotify is launching a Messenger bot for sharing song clips with friends

    Spotify will be launching a bot for Facebook Messenger users that lets friends discover and share music directly in their chats. The bot, which takes advantage of Facebook’s soon-to-launch chat extensions, includes search tools, music recommendations, and sharing functionality for sending 30-second song clips to friends that can either be listened to within Messenger, or launched in… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger now supports group payments

    Facebook Messenger now supports group payments

    Facebook introduced person-to-person payments within Messenger in early 2015, but today the company announced the feature is expanding to support groups, as well. The payments feature essentially works the same in group chats as in private ones, but now allows users to pay either everyone in the group or individual members through a click of the payments icon. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Amazon Buys Souq

    Amazon buys Souq, the “Amazon of the Middle East,” Apple acquires Workflow, Instagram blurs sensitive photos and adds two-factor authorization while Facebook rolls out mention alerts and reaction emoji and the latest list of Mac exploits from WikiLeaks. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • As Messenger’s bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat

    As Messenger’s bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat

    Facebook’s Messenger bots may not be having the impact the social network desired. Just yesterday, online retailer Everlane, one of the launch partners for the bot platform, announced it was ditching Messenger for customer notifications and returning to email. Following this, Facebook today announced an upgraded Messenger Platform, which introduces a new way for users to interact with… Read More

  • Google inks third carrier, Telenor, to its Android RCS messaging play

    Google inks third carrier, Telenor, to its Android RCS messaging play

    Another mobile carrier, Telenor, has partnered with Google to roll out a next-gen SMS tech — this time targeting Android users in Europe and Asia. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street

    Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino’s updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Domino’s now lets you order from its full menu via Messenger – no setup or account required

    Domino’s now lets you order from its full menu via Messenger – no setup or account required

    Domino’s is about to put its ordering bot, Dom, to a big test. Just ahead of Super Bowl weekend, the pizza chain is rolling out the ability to order off its full menu via Facebook Messenger – even if you haven’t already set up a pre-configured “pizza profile.” The update means it will be easier for more casual Domino’s customers to give the bot a try, as… Read More

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