Facebook messenger articles

Facebook adds group payments to Messenger

Facebook in 2015 added peer-to-peer mobile payments to its Messenger app. The addition made it easy for friends to swap cash but if you need to pay multiple people (to split up a restaurant tab or chip in on a…

Facebook Messenger gets built-in SMS support, again

Facebook has released an update to its Messenger app on Android that brings SMS support into the fold, allowing you to chat with your friends off Facebook Messenger without jumping back and forth between chat interfaces. SMS support was originally…

Facebook adds 'caller ID' to Messenger app

Facebook is actively rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that provides recipients with more information about who is contacting them. This, in turn, will help users determine if the person reaching out is an old friend /…

Facebook may use games to boost Messenger platform popularity

One of the major things Facebook announced during its F8 conference back in March was its Messenger platform, allowing developers to create apps for use within Messenger. The initial batch of apps have largely centered on communication (think emojis, sound clips,…

Mobile Messaging Feature-by-Feature: WhatsApp vs. Line vs. Viber vs. Telegram, and more

Messaging is not only among the top activities on smartphones (if not THE top activity), messaging apps are increasingly seen as social networks. After all people use them to send each other texts, videos, photos and other content either one-on-one or as a group. Sounds familiar, right?

Feature-by-feature rundown, PLUS a look at the top contenders' data policies

WhatsApp vs Line vs Viber vs Telegram

Facebook phone contact list isn't new, can be deleted

While many of us were busy checking out Facebook’s new Messenger app earlier this week, a new privacy scare has been spreading like wildfire since its release. It seems that someone was digging through their profile’s privacy settings and noticed…