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Looking to officially rid your inbox of Facebook messages? Here's how

Deleting messages from Facebook Messenger is almost as easy as scrolling through your News Feed. Here, we show you how to delete an entire conversation or a single message, both of which take seconds.

Facebook Messenger now includes AR games you can play with your friends

If sending messages wasn't already enough with Facebook Messenger, users can now challenge friends to augmented reality games. With the new feature, you can play with up to six people at a time from anywhere in the world.

Facebook Messenger is getting those annoying autoplay video ads

It looks like Facebook's autoplay video ads are coming to Messenger. While Facebook considers user experience the most important thing, video ads will still be rolling out to Messenger over the next few weeks.

You can now add Polls to your Stories on Facebook Messenger

Facebook is rolling out a new feature to its Messenger app that might help during those times you're feeling particularly indecisive. With Polls, users can now post questions to their Stories for their friends to vote on.

Facebook’s revenge porn prevention tool now includes human review

In an effort to help clamp down on revenge porn, Facebook is working with several nonprofits to test a tool that invites users to upload sensitive images privately to be "hashed" in order to prevent someone from uploading the images.
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Messenger speeds up reporting with tools to flag harassment, impersonation

Facebook Messenger now allows users to report abuse that violates Community Guidelines inside the app with a few taps. The update brings tools previously only available on the web to the mobile apps.
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All the new features coming to the Facebook app and Messenger

At Facebook's F8 developer conference, a variety of new features and updates were introduced. From a new dating app to more privacy controls, here's what you can expect to see on the Facebook and Messenger apps in the near future.

Facebook will soon let everyone unsend messages, just like Zuckerberg

Private messages from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are disappearing mysteriously from Facebook Messenger inboxes -- and soon, you're going to be able to do exactly the same thing with your friends.
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Messenger goes immersive with new 360 photo compatibility

Now you can share that immersive scene with just your closest friend. Messenger now supports 360 photos, including both smartphone shots and files from a 360 camera. The update comes with a bump up in video resolution to 720p.
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Have a big group chat? Messenger adds admin tools and links for groups

Messenger group chats just got a bit easier to manage. Facebook now allows users to create chat administrators with the power to add and remove users, along with the new option to invite users via a link.

Google rolls out new update for its Phone app, introduces chat heads feature

Google updated its Phone app to include a Facebook Messenger-like "chat heads" feature, which is currently rolling out. Users will see a floating icon on their display with the contact photo of the person they're on the phone with.

Facebook’s Messenger Kids app is now available for Android devices

Messenger Kids allows kids under 13 to communicate through text, video chat, and more. Currently available on iOS, Amazon Fire tablets, and Android, parents are in control of approving specific contacts for their child.

Facebook Messenger’s new features for couples arrive in time for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine's Day, Facebook Messenger is introducing new features for couples who have make their relationship Facebook official. Couples will be able to use special effects, personalize their conversations, and more.

Michael Kors’ new chatbot helps teach users more about its smartwatches

Centered around its Access smartwatch collection, Michael Kors released its first chatbot. Available for the Access Sofie on Facebook Messenger and Google Assistant, the bot can educate users on the watch's functions.

Facebook hints at big changes coming to Messenger app in 2018

If you're one of the 1.3 billion people who uses Facebook Messenger each month, get ready for some exciting changes in 2018. Facebook VP David Marcus offered some hints in his latest blog post about upcoming changes to Facebook Messenger.

Cryptocurrency mining bot spreading via Facebook Messenger in Chrome for desktop

Heads up Chrome for desktop users -- a cryptocurrency mining bot is spreading through Facebook Messenger. It appears in the form of a video file sent by friends, and installs a malicious Chrome extension.
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Facebook Messenger is now used by 1.3 billion people worldwide

Facebook Messenger has grown from a simple messaging platform to one that supports video and group chats on Android and iOS. This year, Messenger saw its biggest year yet with more than 1.3 billion users.
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Sharing Pins in Messenger just got simpler with new Pinterest extension, chatbot

Sending a Pin to a friend on Messenger is now even simpler, thanks to a new Pinterest extension and chatbot. The extension brings new options when sharing a Pin inside of Messanger, including finding similar Pins.