Game On: You Can Now Play Games On Messenger

Messenger just got way more fun — or competitive — depending on how you look at it, with the ability to play games right in your messaging conversations. So when you’re looking for a reason to connect with your best friend who lives on the other side of the world, you can kick off a round of Words with Friends: Frenzy; or try again to beat your roommate at PAC-MAN…

June 6, 2017
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Facebook’s 2016 Year In Review

Every day people turn to Facebook to share the moments that matter most to them. Today we’re highlighting the most talked about global topics in Facebook’s 2016 Year in Review. Here is the list: US Presidential Election Brazilian Politics Pokemon Go Black Lives Matter Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election Olympics Brexit Super Bowl David Bowie Muhammad Ali For the first time, we’re also sharing a list of the top…

June 6, 2017
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Messenger Announces Global Launch of a New Powerful Native Camera Just in Time for the Holidays

Today we are excited to launch a brand new, faster and easier-to-use camera with art and special effects to help make your conversations better than ever. Rolling out globally over the coming days, we hope you’ll be as happy as we are with the new experience in your favorite messaging app. We’ve seen that the way people are messaging is becoming much more visual. In fact, over 2.5 billion emojis,…

June 6, 2017
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Introducing Group Video Chat in Messenger

As we close the year, we’re thrilled to launch the most requested Messenger feature ever — the ability to video chat in groups. Group Video Chat in Messenger makes it simple and seamless to stay connected face-to-face. Starting today, Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices, and the desktop version of Messenger, worldwide. More and more people use messaging in groups for lots of different reasons like…

June 6, 2017
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Introducing the New Privacy Basics

Today we’re introducing a new Privacy Basics to make it easier for people to find tools for controlling their information on Facebook. Privacy Basics features improved functionality and top topics based on your most frequently asked questions about privacy and security. Built using your feedback, everything is organized so that information about protecting your privacy is easy to find. Privacy Basics puts you in the driver’s seat with 32 interactive…

June 6, 2017
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Friends Day: Taking Time to Connect With Friends

Through friendship, our world grows more connected, powerful things can happen, and lives and communities can be changed. Today, connecting is more important than ever. This Saturday, February 4, is Facebook’s 13th birthday, a day we call Friends Day. We’ll be sharing some stories of powerful connections made in our community, as well as launching products to celebrate friendship and encouraging people to take time to connect with their friends….

June 6, 2017
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Building a Safer Community With New Suicide Prevention Tools

There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-29 year olds. Experts say that one of the best ways to prevent suicide is for those in distress to hear from people who care about them. Facebook is in a unique position — through friendships on the site — to help connect a person in distress with…

June 6, 2017
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Share Your Day In Messenger

At the end of last year, we launched Messenger’s new fast, powerful built-in camera to help make your conversations better than ever. Billions of photos and videos have been sent capturing all those heartfelt, funny and serious messages that make the Messenger community so powerful. We love seeing how much fun people are having with Messenger’s new visual tools, especially our most popular art and effects like floating hearts and…

June 6, 2017
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New Ways to Go Live: Now From Your Computer

We’re excited to announce that, as of today, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers. While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts — from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any…

June 6, 2017
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Introducing Message Reactions and Mentions For Messenger

Messenger is a great way to communicate with just one person or with a group of people. Today, we’re introducing two new features that improve group conversations to make them more fun and useful. Message Reactions Message Reactions are the ability to react to an individual message with a specific emotion, quickly showing acknowledgement or expressing how you feel in a lightweight way. For example, if someone messages a photo…

June 6, 2017
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