Users have been able to add AR effects within their regular, in-app Messenger interactions for some time, with Facebook adding 360-degree backgrounds in the app back in April. At that time, Facebook noted that it had seen a more than a 100% increase in people using their desktop browser for audio and video calling on Messenger, as they sought to stay connected during the pandemic.
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Chudnovsky says it will remove the need to juggle and resize browser tabs by giving you an always-accessible version of Messenger that can replace some of the unofficial knock-offs. Project Lightspeed – Messenger is reengineering its app to cut 70 mb off its download size so people with low-storage phones don’t have to delete as many photos to install it.
Now in testing before rolling out later this year, users can pick any Facebook video, invite one or multiple friends and laugh together. Unique capabilities like this could make Messenger more entertaining between utilitarian chat threads and appeal to a younger audience Facebook is at risk of losing. Business Tools – After a rough start to its chatbot program a few years ago, where bots couldn’t figure out users’ open-ended responses, Chudnovsky says the platform is now picking up steam with 300,000 developers on board. And with new authenticated m.me links, a business can take a logged-in user on their website and pass them to Messenger while still knowing their order history and other info. Close Friends and Emoji Status – Perhaps the most interesting update to Messenger, though, is its upcoming effort to help you make offline plans. We first reported this “Your Emoji” status update feature was being built a year ago, but it quietly cropped up in the video for Messenger Close Friends.
Facebook is working on a native Windows 10 Mobile version of Messenger which will hopefully be released in the near future.
The company said today that it would bring Messenger, its popular messaging client, to Mac and Windows later this year. The move could also help Messenger turn a profit by making it a more attractive place for businesses to buy ads.
Along with many of your favorite Messenger features – like stickers, group conversations and GIFs – Messenger for Windows has native desktop notifications that make your experience richer and more complete.
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Facebook is introducing AR effects and 360-degree backgrounds to the desktop version of Messenger for people to enjoy the Christmas holidays. Now, users can use this version on their desktop messenger as well.Facebook explained that several AR effects will be launched today, in which you can opt for any theme according to your preferences.
In the past month, Facebook says it has seen a more than 100 percent increase in people using their desktop browser for audio and video calls via Messenger. Zoom has vowed to complete an extensive security review, and yesterday, Slack added Microsoft Teams video call options.