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Facebook’s long-promised ‘unsend’ feature arrives. Here’s how to use it

Send a message to the wrong person? Messenger now gives you 10 minutes to take it back. After an update beginning to roll out today, users can now retract messages if they act within the first 10 minutes after sending the message.
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Don't kill the Messenger. You can still use service without a Facebook account

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but for many, simply using the Facebook Messenger app is enough. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to use Facebook Messenger without having a normal Facebook account. Here's how.

Facebook wants to merge messaging in Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram

Facebook is reportedly planning on merging messaging services in Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The goal seems to be to allow users to message each other no matter what platform they are using. The change is planned for 2020.

Photography News: Messenger fakes portrait blur, Palette comes to Capture One

In this week's photography news, see Messenger's update that gives the app's camera a fake portrait mode; Palette, a photo editing console, is now compatible with Capture One; Fujifilm launches a handful of firmware updates.
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Facebook is rolling out a Messenger ‘unsend’ feature, and here’s how to use it

Facebook is starting to roll out a "remove message" feature for its Messenger app. It lets you delete a message in a thread within 10 minutes of sending it, and replaces it with a note telling recipients that it's been removed.
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Facebook Messenger will soon let you delete sent messages

A feature coming to Facebook Messenger will let you delete a message for up to 10 minutes after you send it. The company promised the feature months ago and this week said it really is on its way ... "soon."
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Meet Messenger 4: Facebook’s makeover both simplifies and customizes your chats

Messenger will soon be getting a new look. Facebook has unveiled Messenger 4, an update with the same tools but a simplified look. The chat app is also getting a new customization feature.

Voice commands could be coming to Facebook Messenger

Thanks to digital assistants, voice controls are becoming commonplace. One day, we may even be using them in Facebook Messenger. The company has confirmed that it is currently conducting internal tests for Messenger voice commands.
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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.