Tag Archives: Messenger

Facebook to Shut Down ‘M’ Virtual Assistant Messenger Bot by January 19

HIGHLIGHTS M is a bot that was available through Facebook Messenger It reportedly was only available to about 2,000 people Facebook said it has learnt what users wanted from bots Facebook is shutting down its text-based virtual assistant called ‘M’ that helped researchers train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. According to a report on The Verge, ‘M’ was available through a bot on Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Plagued With Malicious Links Spreading Malware: Kaspersky

The latest social chat service to become a victim of malicious malware and adware links is Facebook Messenger. According to Kaspersky Labs, cybercriminals are sending malicious links to Facebook Messenger users, helping track browser activity and display targeted advertisements – and thereby generating revenue. Interestingly, the malicious link arrives through one of your friends account on Messenger to fake legitimacy. The ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

Facebook Acquires AI Assistant Startup Ozlo to Make Messenger Smarter

HIGHLIGHTS Ozlo specialises in understanding text-based conversations The startup has raised $14 million from a number of investors It has 30 employees, majority of which will be joining Messenger To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations. The four-year-old startup claims that its virtual assistants can understand ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Video Chat Gets Animated Reactions, New Masks and Filters

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has added video filters to the app There are different versions of animated reactions within the app Users can now take screenshots pressing the round button in the app Facebook Messenger has a video call feature, and in order to promote its use the social media giant has added more features to make the feature more attractive than ... Read More »

How to Use Facebook Messenger Without a Facebook Account

How to Use Facebook Messenger Without a Facebook Account HIGHLIGHTS You can chat via FB after deactivating account Messenger continues to work If you’ve never signed up for Facebook, you can still use Messenger Facebook feeds can often lead to an information overload. There are times when you may feel like you’ve had enough of posts on Facebook but you ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Introduces Group Video Chat — with Up to Six People at a Time

Back in September, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) launched Messenger Instant Video to allow Facebook Messenger users to broadcast real-time video in Messenger text exchanges. Now the social networking giant has introduced Group Video Chat in Messenger, a real-time video option that has practical business applications. Group Video Chat on Messenger Group Video Chat in Messenger allows up to six people at ... Read More »

Facebook Instant Games Launched; Lets You Play Games in Messenger, News Feed

HIGHLIGHTS New games effort could be a step toward eventually monetising Messenger Instant Games is launching in 30 countries with 17 titles available Instant Games will allow users to invite others and share results, scores Facebook on Tuesday unveiled “Instant Games” allowing users of the world’s biggest social network to play from its Messenger application or directly on their news ... Read More »

Facebook’s Messenger Day Is an Attempt to Take on Snapchat Stories

Facebook’s Messenger Day Is an Attempt to Take on Snapchat Stories In an another attempt to take on photo sharing mobile service Snapchat, Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Messenger Day which lets users post illustrated photos and videos that disappear after a day. TechCrunch reported Messenger Day – which reportedly tries to clone Snapchat’s Stories feature – ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as a Payment Option

Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as a Payment Option HIGHLIGHTS PayPal announced its partnership with Facebook to start payments service PayPal will notify users and send them payment receipts It will begin rolling out starting the US The payment options on one of the world’s most used instant messaging apps, Facebook Messenger, has now widened. While previously Facebook Messenger only supported ... Read More »