The world’s most widely used social media platform has decided to integrate video chats into its Messenger Lite. Indeed, it makes sense for Facebook to to continue expanding the capabilities of Messenger Lite, and a video chat functionality should be a welcome and useful addition to this service.
For those who think SMS based text messaging is cool, wait till they get to experience Rich Communications Services (RCS). Or perhaps they already have and just do not know it. RCS is quite simply the next step when it comes to texting, with popular mobile apps like Facebook’s Messenger, LINE, and WhatsApp already offering messaging features that are way cooler than those regular SMS texts.
It was only about a couple of weeks ago when Apple got to roll out an iOS update that came with a fix for ChaiOS, a bug that causes the iMessage app on iOS powered mobile devices to crash and cause locking and restarting issues. This week, the tech giant finds itself dealing with yet another iMessage bug, and this time around, this latest issue may be far more damaging.
Based on a recent teardown of an APK (Android Package) by the folks from XDA Developers and Android Police, it appears that Google’s Android Messages mobile app (which is basically the rebranded iteration of Messenger for Android) may soon provide support for text messaging by way of an Internet browser like the tech giant’s own Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, or even
One week ago, a flaw was discovered on iOS and MacOS powered devices and machines. First reported by a software developer named Abraham Masri, the ChaiOS bug not only causes Apple gadgets to lock up, crash, and restart on their own, it also can lead to other more serious issues, like battery problems and resprings, among many others.
When Facebook first started deploying its Messenger Lite late last year, the social media giant had intended to roll it out to developing nations, especially those with below average Internet speeds. But after about a year since it debuted the mobile app in over a hundred countries, the company is now looking to launch the Android version of Messenger Lite to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
According to Nick Fox, the vice president of Communications Products at Google, US wireless carrier Sprint and Canadian mobile operator Rogers Communications have completed the first ever cross carrier Rich Communications Service (RCS) interconnection in the North American continent. Fox had made the announcement by way of a recent tweet last week.
The chat messaging platform of the world’s biggest social media network is truly on a roll. Facebook has recently revealed that its Messenger mobile app now regularly attracts 1.2 billion active users on a monthly basis. Some may remember that back in July of last year, the app had breached the 1 billionth monthly active user mark.
TechCrunch has gotten a tip that Facebook’s Messenger is now displaying Reactions options for some users. For example, when hovering over messages sent by friends via a chat conversation, one can tap the emoji button to select reactions like a thumbs up Like, a LOL or sad smiley, an angry emoji, and even a thumbs down Dislike. Every user who is part of that thread will then be able to see the reaction.
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