Tag Archives: Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s New App Doesn’t Do Much — And That’s On Purpose

Generally, technology companies like Facebook tend to add new features to their software over time. Facebook’s Messenger app, for instance, recently added opinion polls and live video, among other new tricks.   But with its latest app, Facebook is taking the opposite approach. Facebook Messenger Lite, launching soon for Android devices, is a stripped-down version…

http://time.com/4513511/facebooks-messenger-lite-app-2016/

Facebook Pares Down Its Messenger App to Work with Slower Internet

Facebook fb launched a stripped down version of its popular Messenger app for emerging markets on Monday as it seeks to expand its international footprint. Messenger Lite, which uses less data and is designed to work in areas with slower internet connections, will roll out in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Facebook said…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/03/facebook-messenger-app/

Will Messenger Become The New Facebook?

This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily tech newsletter. Sign up here. I must confess a habit of mine with you, Data Sheet readers. Every day, while I tap away on my laptop in Fortune’s San Francisco bureau, one tab in my browser remains constantly open: Facebook.com. It’s not to see the new…

http://fortune.com/2016/06/17/facebook-messenger-redesign/

Sharing Cat Videos On Facebook Messenger Is Now A Lot Easier

People will now be able to more easily share their favorite cat videos with friends through Facebook’s popular Messenger chat app. Cloud storage startup Dropbox said on Monday that it has built a new feature for Facebook’s chat app that lets users send their Dropbox-stored pictures and videos to other people without leaving the Messenger…

http://fortune.com/2016/04/11/facebook-messenger-dropbox-chat/

Google, Facebook, Snapchat, and WhatsApp Reportedly Eye Expanded Encryption

Apple may soon have reinforcements in its battle against the FBI. A number of top tech companies are exploring the addition of boosted security measures in their messaging applications, the Guardian reports, citing unnamed sources. Among them are Google goog , Facebook fb , Snapchat, and WhatsApp. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily tech newsletter Each…

http://fortune.com/2016/03/14/encryption-whatsapp-google-facebook-snapchat-apple-fbi-encryption/