Tag Archive: Messenger


Facebook Messenger update will even let haters use it

The latest update to Facebook’s Messenger app will let you use it even if you don’t have (or want) an account for the social-media platform. It’s still Facebook, though, so you’re going to have to cough up some personal info.…Read more ›

Video calls could make Facebook Messenger a Skype killer

Facebook Messenger is today launching its assault on Skype with a new update that brings video calling to users on Android and iOS. The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, and it’s completely free. After updating your Facebook Messenger app, you’ll find…Read more ›

How to Use FaceBook Messenger on Mac OS X via Messages App

Facebook Messenger is a popular means of communicating, but the Mac doesn’t have a dedicated Facebook messaging app like the iPhone or Android does… or does it!?! Indeed, you can use Facebook Messenger to message friends from OS X, and in moments you can set up the Mac Messages app to function as a Facebook … Read More

Facebook Messenger wants to be your chatty pipeline to the world

Today Facebook unveiled the future of Messenger, and it’s actually quite ambitious. It’s clear that the social giant wants Messenger to be the one-stop for not just messaging, but all sorts of app interactions. Businesses will also be able to…Read more ›

You can now send your friends money with Facebook Messenger

Facebook is taking on Square, PayPal, and Venmo with its own digital payments service. Starting today, Facebook Messenger will allow users to instantaneously transfer real money at zero cost. Screenshots of an interface for sending payments in Messenger leaked last October, but…Read more ›

Facebook Messenger gets the slickest read receipts in town

Read receipts. They’re the first thing I turn off when I get a new messaging app or iOS device. But Facebook is doubling down on read receipts in the new Facebook Messenger, which has new, blisteringly fast notifications showing you…Read more ›

Zuckerberg explains why Facebook Messenger became its own app

From answering trolls online to busting out near-fluent Mandarin in front of a surprised audience, Mark Zuckerberg’s all about defying expectations these days. That trend continued yesterday, as he gave a reasonable (and even Steve Jobsian) answer about why Facebook…Read more ›

How to access your Facebook messages in iOS without installing Messenger

Do you hate the fact that Facebook is forcing you to install the Facebook Messenger app if you want to send or access messages on your iPhone or iPad? We do too. But luckily, it turns out that right now,…Read more ›

Cram your entire life into this streamlined messenger bag

I’m all about minimalist bags; paring down my kit to the bare essentials so I’m not bogged down when traipsing from place to place is a daily goal of mine. I’ve gone minimal with my wallet, my MacBook and the…Read more ›

Facebook Messenger finally arrives on iPad with free voice calling

Three years after it was released for the iPhone, Facebook has finally brought its Messenger app to the iPad. Like most messaging apps for the iPad, Facebook Messenger features a sidebar of conversation threads with a chat window to the…Read more ›