Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has been slowly building up to a reality where its popular messaging app, Messenger, offers up end-to-end encryption. It has been testing the feature in some capacity since at least 2016. And the feature does exist in Messenger to some degree, but a wide rollout for all users has been a waiting game for quite some time. That's changing today, though.
Facebook Messenger app recently received a new feature called Soundmojis, which adds audio snippets for popular emojis. As of right now, there are only a limited number of Soundmojis available, but we reckon Facebook would be adding more down the line. The Soundmojis currently use stock audio sounds, clippings from TV shows, song bits, and so on.
Security and privacy are an important element to a lot of people. It's one of the reasons why iMessage is so popular, even in the midst of so many different messaging services out there. But most of them do offer end-to-end encryption, and now Facebook can say it does, too, for video and audio calling.
Social media has become such an integral part of peoples’ day to day lives that you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone without an app from this category on their smartphone or tablet. Be it Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or something else not listed here, the simple fact is many make use of these online tools in an effort to keep in touch with one another when they’re otherwise out of touch.
Sharing your screen can be beneficial for both business and personal situations. For instance, maybe you’re showing a coworker or family member how to do something in an application. You can share your screen easily in Facebook Messenger. And you can do so in both the mobile and desktop Messenger app. Here’s how.
In January 2019, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg promised his company would merge chats from its mobile Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger apps into a unified messaging experience. Today, the social networking behemoth announced a new milestone toward that goal as the Messenger and Instagram chats have now been officially merged into one.
If you want to hang out with your Instagram followers, you can do a group Instagram video chat. This is a fun way to get together with a few pals at the same time to make plans or just catch up. But it’s not the only way to meet. You can also create a private room using (Facebook) Messenger and Instagram together.
The nice thing about using a chat room is that you can have up to 50 people, whereas with a group Instagram video chat, you can only currently have four. So if you have family around the world or friends around the country that you want to chat with at once, here’s how to create a Messenger Room to video chat through Instagram.
The first public phase of Facebook's merging of Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp chats into a single, iMessage-like monolithic messaging service has kicked off now.
Mobile Facebook Messenger software for iPhone and iPad includes a handy security feature that allows you to secure and protect your chats from the prying eyes with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode. Follow along with us to learn how to set up Facebook Messenger's Face ID or Touch ID protection, adjust how soon Messenger locks after you quit the app and more.
Facebook today added a new security feature to its mobile Messenger app, dubbed App Lock, which lets you protect the software with Face ID or Touch ID so no one can read your chats.
The Messenger Kids app from Facebook is expanding significantly: the software is now available in more than an additional 70 countries around the world. Support for even more markets is coming soon, according to the announcement. At the same time, the software has been refreshed with several new features, including Supervised Friending.