Facebook Messenger launched a dark mode last month, but to activate it you had to message the crescent moon to someone. Now it's been rolled out officially, and it can be accessed in a far more sensible way — via settings.
Facebook is rolling out a feature that should help make group chats a whole lot more organized. The feature allows you to reply to specific messages within a group chat, so others will be able to tell what you're replying to.
Facebook Messenger quietly added a dark mode, though users will need to take a few extra steps to activate it. The app's dark mode is said to be a work in progress, but it appears that most of its sections already support the feature.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.