Posts Tagged ‘Messenger’

First Click: Apple turned iMessage into a MSN Messenger nightmare

First Click: Apple turned iMessage into a MSN Messenger nightmare

I’ve been using iOS 10 for a number of weeks now thanks to a public beta, and I had been living in relative peace and tranquillity until last Tuesday. Apple unleashed its latest iOS 10 update to the world last week, and friends and family have been wreaking havoc on me ever since. Apple...

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The White House is now accepting letters over Facebook Messenger

The White House is now accepting letters over Facebook Messenger

The White House has opened up a new Facebook Messenger channel, and will use the channel to actively relay notes to President Obama. According to the announcement, it’s part of the president’s long-standing practice of reading 10 letters from constituents every day. Traditionally, those are regular postal letters, but the White House staff will...

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Facebook’s new Messenger bots are the slowest way to use the internet

Facebook’s new Messenger bots are the slowest way to use the internet

Today, Facebook announced a bold new bot initiative that lives inside its Messenger application: artificial intelligence-powered personalities at our beck and call for shopping, checking the weather, getting news updates, and more. There’s just one problem: the bots are slow… painfully slow. In fact, Poncho the “weathercat,” which Facebook messaging chief David Marcus demoed onstage...

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Facebook is reportedly helping companies build their own Messenger bots

Facebook is reportedly helping companies build their own Messenger bots

A month ago, Facebook and Uber unveiled a new feature that lets users summon a car from within Facebook’s Messenger app. Users simply talk to an Uber bot as if it were a friend, and tell it where they want to be picked up and where they want to go. As far as user interfaces...

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Pushbullet, the ultimate cross-platform app, is now a messenger as well

Pushbullet, the ultimate cross-platform app, is now a messenger as well

The world doesn’t need yet another messaging app. You already have WhatsApp, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and a litany of others to choose from, so anyone else trying to get involved in this field must have something unique to offer. Pushbullet is one such unique proposition. This multi-platform app already has a loyal following...

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Facebook Messenger now lets you send friends a map with your location

Facebook Messenger now lets you send friends a map with your location

Facebook Messenger has never been shy about letting friends see your location. If you’ve got location enabled in a conversation, the person you’re chatting with can just tap on any message to see where you were when it was sent. But now Facebook is making it a bit easier to share other locations with...

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This is the last image sent by NASA’s Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

This is the last image sent by NASA’s Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

At approximately 3.26PM ET yesterday, NASA’s Messenger probe slammed into the planet Mercury at speeds of around 8,750mph or two and half miles per second. The picture above is the last image it beamed back to Earth before ending its 10-year mission, four years of which were spent orbiting Mercury, the solar system’s smallest...

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Facebook launches standalone Messenger for web browsers

Facebook launches standalone Messenger for web browsers

There’s now a web browser version of Facebook Messenger to go along with the standalone smartphone apps the company is making everyone use. No, Facebook isn’t taking away your ability to chat with friends from its main website. After the controversy that surrounded divorcing the two central features on mobile, Facebook is adamant that...

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In Facebook’s family of apps, Messenger is the new golden child

In Facebook’s family of apps, Messenger is the new golden child

Facebook is a family now, Mark Zuckerberg said onstage today at Facebook’s F8 Developer conference. And he wasn’t talking about Lean In-style camaraderie among his coworkers: he was talking about apps. While Facebook’s flagship app remains its most used, the company has acquired and built a handful of other major social platforms: Instagram, WhatsApp,...

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