Split Payments in Messenger is rolling out to people, the company announced on Wednesday, as well as other features such as Vanish Mode.
End-to-end encrypted chats are now available for all users of Facebook Messenger, the company announced. This includes group chats and calls.
Last year, we announced that we began testing end-to-end encryption for group chats, including voice and video calls. We’re excited to announce that this feature is available to everyone. Now you can choose to connect with your friends and family in a private and secure way.
These secure chats remain opt-in only, instead of encrypted by default like actual private messaging apps.
Next week, Facebook will start to test Split Payments in Messenger as a bid to compete with the likes of Venmo and Apple Cash.
Facebook’s Messenger app is celebrating its 10th anniversary in August, and it will release a bundle of 10 product features.
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Facebook announced new features coming to its Messenger app. Chat themes, a quick reply bar, as well as QR codes and payments links.
We’re all about increasing efficiency, so we’ve added a new quick reply bar to the Messenger media viewer. This makes it easier to have conversations sparked by a cool photo or video without needing to go back to your main chat thread. Just tap on the photo or video and send a response through the quick reply bar at the bottom of the screen. Swipe up to exit the full-screen media viewer and head back to your main chat thread
Facebook is introducing a forwarding limit on Messenger to help slow the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and the U.S. election.
Facebook’s latest experiment involves adding Face ID / Touch ID protection to Messenger chats.
When enabled, users will need to authenticate their identity using Face ID, Touch ID, or their passcode before they can view their inbox, even if their phone is already unlocked. […] The company is currently testing the new security feature among a small percentage of Messenger’s iOS users, though it could eventually be available more widely, including on Android.
I’d love to seen an option to lock any app with Face ID / Touch ID.
A message from friends warning your Facebook account may have been hacked made the rounds over the weekend. It’s a scam.
If you’re worried that Facebook isn’t stripping away every last shred of your privacy, don’t be because the company confirmed it scans the conversations you have in its Messenger private messaging platform.
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