Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we are now living in an “artificial intelligence-first world.” He’s probably right. Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilizes machine learning and image recognition. Today, Google…
Mobile apps are great when you’re away from your desk, but there are times when you might just want a full keyboard, gigantic screen, and comfortable chair while you fiddle with your apps. If that’s the case, you might be surprised to learn that many of your favorite apps can run on a laptop or desktop with very…
If you haven’t yet heard, the chatbots are coming—ready to take your pizza order, answer your technical support questions, and even help you respond to your friends’ pictures in the most predictable way. We’re still in the very early days of the bot revolution on Facebook Messenger, but we’ve found a handful that are…
Have you seen the headlines? Facebook Messenger just hit 1 billion users.
Snapchat’s in for a serious makeover, if these screenshots discovered in the mobile app’s existing code are to be believed.
Facebook and Uber continue their unstoppable global takeovers with a new partnership, announced today. You can now call for an Uber ride from within the Facebook Messenger app.
Facebook’s payments feature for the Messenger app has been rolling out slowly across the U.S. and landed in New York City today armed with a couple new features. But how does it stack up against Venmo? I repaid a $5 happy hour debt to fellow Gotham-dwelling Gizmodian Darren Orf to find out.
Facebook Messenger just introduced video calling. Since Messenger is supposed to be a full-fledged communication plaform, this feels a little overdue. But overdue doesn’t mean welcome: Now our Facebook friends have the ability to cold video-call us whenever chat is turned on.
Facebook’s relentless push to make Messenger happen is still happening, and you can now make video calls over data and Wifi with with Facebook’s messaging app.
Facebook just checked off another step in its plan to turn Messenger into its own separate service— launching a distinct web version of its messaging app. If you go to Messenger.com today, you’ll see all your Facebook messages without dealing with Newsfeed.
Facebook Messenger has a friend-to-friend payment feature in the works, and it's already set up in the app. It's just not turned on for the general public.
Ever since Facebook first started pushing users over to its standalone messaging app (whether they liked it or not), there have been cries of outrage over what's seemed like an inordinately large amount of required permissions. And while there's still no indication that Facebook has any sort of bad intent, the company is…
Over the next few days, if you go to send a message through Facebook's smartphone app, you'll see the alert shown above. Starting this week, Facebook is fully unbundling its messaging service, as part of its move to become a network of related apps.
Canadian Android users can now make VoiP calls via the Facebook Messenger app. No word, sadly, on when it'll head south.
One of the features promised with the Facebook Messenger for iPhone update a few weeks ago was Voice-Over IP calling (Download it here). Facebook promised that in the coming weeks you'd be able to call your friends over a cellular or Wi-Fi data connection instead of using up your plan minutes. The feature is finally…
The Facebook Messenger application is getting an update for Android and iOS so that users can now send voice messages up to one-minute long to their friends. Just a few weeks after Facebook went after Snapchat with a clone app, it's modified Messenger to be a clone for Apple's iMessage.
Facebook just announced two updates to its Android apps, Facebook Messenger and Facebook for Android, with both of the updates dealing with improvements to chatting with your friends. Messenger will now hide a buddy list "hidden to the right" of the app, which can be revealed by swiping left.