It’s been hard to ignore the meteoric rise of the private messaging industry over the past two monthsFirst came Facebook's jaw-dropping $16 billion purchase of standalone messaging service WhatsApp in February. Chat app Viber was acquired by Rakuten for $900 million.
Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach you. Facebook has a plan to fix all that.
Facebook Messenger is testing out self-destructing messages. Currently available for some users in France, the feature allows people to send messages that vanish in an hour. BuzzFeed first reported the news. We’ve emailed Facebook for more information,
Facebook has found the latest pie to stick its engorged finger into, reportedly readying a new short video messaging app, "Slingshot," to rival Snapchat.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/19/facebook-swipes-at-snapchat-with-slingshot-messaging-app/
Facebook is reportedly readying a new short video messaging app, "Slingshot," to rival Snapchat. If rumours are true, Slingshot could prove a fatal blow to Snapchat's fortunes.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/19/facebook-swipes-at-snapchat-with-slingshot-messaging-app/
The social network accidentally unleashed its new Snapchat rival, and then swiftly pulled it, but not before folks got a good look at how the app works.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/10/facebook-launches-slingshot-messaging-app-by-mistake-then-pulls-it/
Facebook has been working to improve customer service-focused features for Page administrators for some time, most recently with the introduction of “Saved Replies,” a feature that allows Page admins to quickly respond to incoming inquires with canned (pre-written) replies. Now,
Those using the service on an iPhone or Android device now have to download the separate app in order to interact using its in-built messaging service.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/29/facebook-users-forced-download-messenger-send-private-messages/
If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally.
Facebook Messenger wants to replace the telephone, not just SMS, and its on its way. Messenger now makes up 10% of global Voice Over IP calls, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during today’s Q1 2015 earnings call. Considering Facebook only fully rolled out free VOIP calling to Messenger last April,
Another billion-user milestone for Facebook: the company now has over 1 billion messaging users, after today announcing that it has passed 500 million monthly active users for Messenger, on top of the 600 million active users that Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has.
Have you always wanted a Dyson bladeless fan, but can't justify taking out a second mortgage to buy one? Well, you're in luck, because the EdenPURE 360 Bladeless Fan is a pretty great alternative, and it's now available at the massively discounted price of $84.99.
Looking to do some shopping? Here are 10 gadgets on sale this weekend:Pionears Wireless Earbuds — 23% offThese little beauties boast a range of up to 33 feet with three hours of listening time — plus,
Hope you have tissues nearby. The Bishop Vesey's Grammar School rowing club found a rose attached to the locked gate at a nearby lake, with the most heartbreaking note accompanying it. SEE ALSO:
Chubbs the gator is back, everyone. The massive 15-foot alligator first made a name for himself when he casually strolled through Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida in 2016. In a viral video, Chubbs ambles through the green fields, unbothered by the audibly freaked out course patrons.
The Super Bowl is the biggest night of the year for two things: Pro football and very expensive commercials. Amy Schumer has decided to use one to influence the other.Her concern stems from ongoing protest actions in which certain players kneel, raises fists,
We've all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if some foreign agent actually got a job at the company.That's what happened in 2013, apparently.
Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix has been known since its debut season for expertly-choreographed and visceral fight sequences. Season 1's three-minute hallway scene went viral. In Season 2, the show pushed itself further with a five-minute stairwell shot. In Season 3,
Vine cofounder Colin Kroll announced via Twitter that he is stepping down from his position as Vine's general managerKroll, who cofounded the app that Twitter acquired in late 2012, did not specifically say he is leaving Twitter, but rather stepping away from his day-to-day role.
Your mobile-phone bill may finally be shrinking.The industry's fight over prices, ignited last year by T-Mobile US Inc.,is beginning to have a noticeable effect even for consumers who haven't switched carriers. As they jockey to match or beat each other's discounts for new customers,
It was a rough day at work for one unlucky FedEx employee.Security camera footage from Columbia, Tenn. shows a FedEx van doing what all delivery trucks do — driving any and all nearby dogs totally crazy.
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Today Google announced an ambitious project called Inbox , a new way to manage your Gmail that looks like an absolute godsend. There is, however, one thing that Google's clever engineering won't fix, and might actually make worse: The humans sending the emails.Read more...
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