Technology

ACLU asks court to release a secret order forcing Facebook to wiretap Messenger – TechCrunch

Earlier this year, the U.S. government tried to force Facebook to secretly recode its Messenger app to allow the feds to listen into an encrypted, real-time voice call on suspected members associated with the notorious MS-13 gang. It was only when reporters revealed that when Facebook declined, the feds pushed the court to hold the […]

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Facebook Messenger is building a “Watch Videos Together” feature – TechCrunch

Netflix and chill from afar? Facebook Messenger is now internally testing simultaneous co-viewing of videos. That means you and your favorite people could watch a synchronized video over group chat on your respective devices while discussing or joking about it. This “Watch Videos Together” feature could make you spend more time on Facebook Messenger while […]

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Facebook Messenger starts rolling out Unsend. Here’s how it works – TechCrunch

Facebook secretly retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, TechCrunch reported seven months ago. Now for the first time, Facebook Messenger users will get the power to unsend too so they can remove their sent messages from the recipient’s inbox. Messages can only be unsent for the first ten minutes after they’re delivered so that you […]

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James Patterson released a work of interactive fiction on Facebook Messenger – TechCrunch

One of the world’s best-selling authors is experimenting with a new form of digital-first storytelling. James Patterson has partnered with Facebook to release his latest novel,‘The Chef’, on its messaging app. The thriller has been available to read on Facebook Messenger since Tuesday and will make its print debut in February. Interested readers just have to send […]

Android

Facebook Messenger 4 introduces a fresh look

Facebook Facebook announced Messenger 4, which significantly simplifies the interface. Messenger 4 also lets you add color gradients to chat bubbles in conversations. The update will roll out to Android and iOS in the coming weeks. With all the hoopla that Facebook and its CEO have faced in recent months, Facebook Messenger continues to chug […]

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Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls – TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger could soon let you user your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls, and create reminders. Messenger for Android’s code reveals a new M assistant button atop the message thread screen that activates listening for voice commands for those functionalities. Voice control could make Messenger simpler to use hands-free or while […]

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