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Google renames its ‘Messenger’ platform to ‘Android Messages’, RCS incoming?

February 24, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Messenger is just one app on Google’s list of many communication platforms including Allo, Hangouts, Google Voice, and Duo. Messenger has been the one Google tends to make your default on Nexus and Pixel smartphones. However, it has also been available as a seperate app download for those running a specified version of Android or higher. Today, the platform is receiving an update that changes the name to ‘Android Messages’.

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Facebook introduces a powerful native camera with 3D effects for its Messenger app

December 19, 2016 Droid Turf

Facebook Messenger has received a steady stream of updates over the past few months. If features like ‘Instant Video’ and mobile games haven’t convinced you to spend more time using the app then maybe a shiny new native camera with art and 3D special effects might just do the trick.

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Facebook brings mobile gaming to its Messenger app

December 1, 2016 Droid Turf

Facebook Messenger now lets you launch and play mobile games with your friends right in your conversations. The latest feature known as ‘Instant Games’ began to roll out on Tuesday and allows users to challenge friends in top titles such like Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Track & Field, Words With Friends, and several other competitive score-based games. All games can be launched directly from Messenger without having to download or install them first. 

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Facebook announces Messenger Lite, a new app made for low-end devices

October 3, 2016 Droid Turf

Facebook has become the king of social media over the years with over a billion users. As the company’s dominance has increased many users have turned to Facebook Messenger as their IM client of choice. However, many users live in developing countries and use low-end or older Android devices with low bandwidth connections to access the service. This can lead to a less than optimal experience on these devices.

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Facebook adds ‘Instant Video’ feature to its Messenger app

September 4, 2016 Droid Turf

Facebook has added a feature known as ‘Instant Video’ to its Messenger app, which allows users to view and share a video feed during a chat session. Although Messenger already has a video calling feature, Instant Video is designed for quicker access to video sharing during a text conversation as opposed to dialing a number for a longer video session.

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Facebook Messenger surpasses 1 billion monthly active users

July 20, 2016 Doug Demagistris

Facebook Messenger has now reached over 1 billion people. Facebook reported just minutes ago that its popular Messenger app surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. This is quite an achievement, one that companies can rarely celebrate due to the hardness in achieving it.

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