Messenger articles

Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion users

Like the social network itself, Facebook Messenger is incredibly popular. Yesterday, the service passed another milestone: 1.2 billion monthly active users (MAUs). The figure marks an increase of 200 million users over the last eight months and means Messenger now…

Facebook Messenger is getting a new Home screen

Facebook is continuing to evolve its Messenger app. Following the announcement earlier this week that built-in SMS support had returned to the messaging service on Android, the social network has just announced that its incredibly popular application wiill be receiving…

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 introduces free group voice calls to Messenger

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, most of the talk regarding Messenger involved bots and using the app as a customer service platform. But this doesn’t mean that the company is neglecting its core functions.

Tidbits about bots: the next evolution of apps

The software world is all atwitter about the latest technology to head their way: bots. Touted by some as the next evolution of apps and others as the critical first step in enabling realistic human-to-machine interactions, bots have become the…