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Meta updates its privacy policy to make it easier to understand how it uses your data

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, has announced new changes coming to its privacy policy. The changes, Meta says, are designed to more clearly convey to users how the company uses collected information. Meta emphasizes that the updated Privacy Policy doesn't introduce new ways for the company to collect, use, or share user...

EU could force WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage and others to offer interoperability

The EU has agreed upon new laws to limit the market power of big tech. Its new Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to blacklist anti-competitive practices and force popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and others to open up and interoperate with smaller messaging platforms. The EU's press release on the matter states: "During a close...

Facebook Messenger and Instagram add BTS theme and Watch Together feature

Facebook Messenger and Instagram have extended the scope of their newly joined-up messaging service with some new features, including one involving South Korean boy-band sensation BTS (for our regular readers, that’s the band providing the song for the current global Samsung Galaxy S20 FE advertisement). First up, according to Facebook’s newsroom, (if you’re just here to...

[Update: Rolling Out] Facebook Messenger “Rooms” are video chats for up to 50 people

I'm sure I don't have to mention again why most of us are forced to stay home: we all know there's a pandemic out there and that we need to stay safe, follow the World Health Organization's advice, and practice social distancing at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But practicing social distancing...

[Update: In Beta] Facebook tests a screen sharing feature in its Messenger app

Facebook Messenger has been the standalone app for chatting on Facebook's primary social media platform, so much so that even the primary Facebook for Android app does not even let you converse with people privately without redirecting you to install Messenger. Messenger has its own merits and demerits, but Facebook is constantly exploring new ways...

How to enable dark mode in Facebook Messenger now [Root]

The redesign of Facebook Messenger has been in the works for a very long time. The official rollout (for real this time) started just a few days ago, and users' opinions vary ever so much. I like the new interface personally, but that's just me. If you remember, Facebook also showed off a dark mode...

[Update: Rolling out] Facebook shows off “simpler” Messenger redesign with dark mode

The redesigned version of popular messaging application Facebook Messenger was first announced back in May at the F8 developer convention. It is no secret that Messenger has never been RAM or battery-friendly. That is one of the bigger reasons why many people started using third-party wrappers and other alternatives. Facebook promised us they'd fix the...

Facebook Messenger is testing autoplaying video ads

Facebook has always been infamous for serving loads of advertisements across all of its platforms and applications. In addition to all of the other places Facebook sells advertisements already, about 18 months ago, Facebook Messenger was added to the list. Having to look at static, text-based and/or image-based advertisements right where one would generally converse with...

How to enable Android Messages’ Google Material Theme redesign

Google released a new update to the Android Messages app a couple of days ago. In this update (version 3.3), Google included a hidden version of the new Material Design 2 redesign of Android Messages. This redesign makes the design match with other Google apps updated to Material Design 2 such as Google News and...

Smart Reply in Android Messages rolling out to some non-Project Fi users

Google released Smart Reply for Android Messages in September of last year. Smart Reply is a predictive text feature, which currently works in apps like Allo, Gmail, Inbox and from now on, Android Messages too. Functionality gives you the ability to answer messages by selecting pre-written responses based on machine learning an AI. Unfortunately, until...

Facebook Messenger Now Allows Sending and Receiving Images in 4K

Facebook Messenger has grown to become the to-go messaging solution for many people out there. While it's arguably bloated with unnecessary features and gimmicks (especially since Facebook sought out to destroy Snapchat at all costs with Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp), it's still one of the biggest ones out there, if not the biggest, sitting...

X Messenger Privacy Adds a Ton of Privacy Options to Facebook Messenger

Just a few days back, XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 released an official update to his Xposed Framework—bringing compatibility to Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat. Since then, many developers have shown renewed interest in updating their Xposed Modules. While we were covering the open-source, fully themeable Frost for Facebook application the other day we realized that Facebook's other half—the...
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