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.
Turns out there's only love between Spider-Man and Mysterio, guys.Jake Gyllenhaal chatted to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Tuesday about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as master of illusion Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.
You may believe the hype.The much-anticipated Captain Marvel had its premiere on Tuesday night, and the first audiences to watch the film have described it as unlike any other MCU film they've seen before, and weirder than you'd expect.SEE ALSO: Who's who in 'Captain Marvel'The main take away?
Oh, you were having a pretty cry-free day, huh? Hit play on Pixar's newest short and you'll be a puddle of tears.Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson,
Been dreaming of raising your own little Porg family since Star Wars: The Last Jedi?You can soon live like Luke Skywalker on the island of Ahch-To, surrounded by fluffy little Porgs, thanks to a new mixed reality project from Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment division.SEE ALSO:
The results of an 18-month investigation into Facebook are out and they're not pretty. The UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) published a lengthy report filled with harsh words for the social media giant, which is accused of intentionally violating privacy laws.
Yep, it's another music biopic.This time, it's not just about any act: It's about Mötley Crüe, one of the most debaucherous rock bands to have ever graced this Earth.The Dirt relives the band's highs and lows, and is based on the similarly-titled book they released in 2001.
Privacy advocates claim that an organization that represents the online ad industry knew they would be violating privacy laws, but did so anyway, in an updated complaint filed against the group as well as Google.On Tuesday,
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.
越来越多的 Google 官方应用开始支持 Android Wear 平台，如今Google地图和 Google Keep 也将可以在智能手表上使用。
Following a strong 2013, Huawei is continuing to make good headway in terms of LTE networks and consumer smartphones.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/21/huawei-boasts-19-per-cent-revenue-growth-in-first-half-of-2014/
Disqus happens to be one of the most popular commenting systems on the internet, implemented on many big websites, including here at WinBeta. Last week, the developers pushed an update which added a dark theme to the app, and today, Disqus picked up yet another update bumping it to version 2.
When Marsha D. Ford, an Atlanta nurse and midwife, went to check on a patient in labor between contractions, she found that not only was she doing OK — but she was casually dancing to Silento."Get that baby down, mommy!" Ford says in the video. We agree.H/T:
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