Facebook announced a feature it calls ‘instant articles’ a while back to help publishers connect to their readers faster through Facebook. Thousands later took advantage of it, keeping Facebook Messenger a bit left out. Just yesterday, Facebook announced that it will soon bring the functionality over to its Messenger app.
This piece of news didn’t surprise us one bit. With all that Facebook has been doing and adding to its Messenger app to get users on it, it left us a bit skeptical leaving encryption out. However, Facebook is now on it.
We’ve all heard about Facebook’s ‘Bot Messengers.’ Essentially, they’re AI-driven bots designed to allow interactions with businesses, products and services. Facebook’s aim is to simplify the process of say ordering a pizza for example, or maybe for buying a pair of shoes.
Google’s new ‘direct reply’ feature received a major improvement on Messenger with the release of the Android N Developer Preview 4. The feature now shows a mini conversation within the notification bar, rather than just a simple pop-up card.
Euros 2016 and Copa América Centenario are currently in the spotlight, and to celebrate, Facebook launched a new game anyone can play inside the Messenger application.
Facebook sent out a big update to its ‘Messenger’ application yesterday. The most significant addition of the update being SMS support.