Tag Archives: Facebook

No more in-app chat: Facebook moving messages to Messenger

Get ready for another major Facebook change. The company is stripping messages from its iOS and Android apps and directing users to install Facebook Messenger if they want to keep chatting with friends. Facebook recently updated its Messenger app with new features like a Group tab. “Today we are starting to notify people that messages [...]

Facebook to remove Messenger from main app to reduce ‘friction’

Facebook on Wednesday started sending out notifications to users in Europe regarding the imminent removal of Messenger from the service’s flagship iOS and Android apps, a move that will ultimately force users who chat to download the standalone version. First reported by TechCrunch, the alerts were apparently sent out to European users of Facebook’s mobile [...]

WhatsApp at Facebook: Zuck snags popular messaging app for $16 billion

Facebook really wanted to buy a popular messaging app. Spurned by Snapchat, the network set its sights a little—OK, a lot—higher, buying wildly successful over-the-top messenger WhatsApp for $16 billion. Yes. Billion. Poor Snapchat. It could’ve been you. WhatsApp will join Facebook’s roster of apps but will remain independent, as Instagram has since Facebook snapped [...]

Facebook Buying Messaging App WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook is buying the hugely popular WhatsApp for $16 billion according to a filing with the SEC. The purchase, $4 billion in cash plus $12 billion in Facebook shares and potential for an additional $3 billion in employee stock payouts, will see WhatsApp founder Jan Koum joining Facebook’s board of directors. WhatsApp Messenger is a [...]

Paper review: It’s the best way to use Facebook

Facebook gave itself a much-needed makeover for its 10th birthday , but you won’t see a change unless you know where to look. The overhaul is part of Paper, a stand-alone iOS app that’s part News Feed, part newsreader. Paper is the next phase of Facebook’s mobile-first strategy: A set of separate, Facebook-adjacent experiences that [...]

Facebook debuts new ‘Paper’ reading app, Carrot Fit brings snarky weight tracking to iOS

Social networking giant Facebook is set to give users a new way to explore and discover content both on and off the service with its upcoming Paper app, while Carrot Fit aims to help users lose weight with what the company calls a ‘sadistic’ approach. [embedded content] Paper Paper presents stories from the user’s Facebook [...]

App developers get first crack at Facebook video ads

Facebook’s much-discussed—and oft-criticized—plans to introduced video ads are out of the test phase and into the wild. The social network said Monday that video ads will soon appear in your News Feed. DoubleDown’s gaming app was one of the early testers of video ads. But the videos aren’t the 15-second brand free-for-all many were expecting. [...]