The logo has remained a constant for the last seven years with its calming sky blue tone; however, fans of the messaging app saw a new update had given it a far more colorful purplish hue. In a recent blog, Facebook explained, “Our new logo reflects a shift to the future of messaging, a more dynamic, fun, and integrated way to stay connected to the people you’re close to. It’s also a prelude to Facebook starting a push on getting folks interested in their video communication device Portal and virtual reality headset Oculus. Facebook is regularly embroiled in debates over what they allow and don’t allow on their platform; at the end of last year, Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Zuckerberg’s company for spreading hate speech and lies.

The company isn’t immune to technical issues, as we all learned last year when Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all crashed, much to Twitter’s amusement.

Android users can now do all their texting from Facebook Messenger

Android users can now do all their texting from Facebook Messenger

It will also support some -- but not all -- of Facebook's "rich content," including stickers, emoji, audio, photos and location information. Facebook first added SMS support to Messenger's Android app back in 2012, but later pulled the feature.

Last week, it began targeting the remaining Messenger holdouts by removing messaging from the Facebook mobile web app, a move that angered many users. In a Facebook post Tuesday, the company emphasized that using the app as a new default SMS client was optional and that user privacy will be protected.

Why Are My Messages Blue in Instagram?

Why Are My Messages Blue in Instagram?

You grabbed your phone one day to send someone a DM, and you noticed that your messages turned from gray to blue or purple. Some people love this new feature, while others find it hard to adapt to change.

Instagram started experimenting with the color of the messages in September 2019. However, that doesn’t stop users and social media experts from guessing.

If you send several in a row, their color usually fades from purple to blue. Since Facebook bought Instagram, we can see that they tend to look more alike and even introduce similar features.

Today, many people use Instagram DMs to chat with their friends daily. Maybe Instagram managers were fed up with old DMs and decided it was time to change something. Just like when they suddenly changed the app logo a couple of years ago.

Many users didn’t approve of the new logo and asked Instagram to switch back to the previous one.

Purple, the news startup built around SMS, is leaving it behind for

Purple, the news startup built around SMS, is leaving it behind for

The trend toward distributed content — moving news and information from open platforms to those controlled by a few tech giants — has a new and interesting example. As of Monday, Purple, the bite-sized, messaging-driven news source we wrote about in March, will move from texts to Facebook Messenger. “The benefit that we get from [Facebook] Messenger is the fact that it’s already in most people’s phones,” says David Heimann, co-founder of Purple alongside Rebecca Harris. “We’re more interested in growing the high caliber part of the community, which is the reason why we’re moving to Messenger. In order to maintain a high quality user base, Purple will also, for now, no longer be open to everyone, but available on an invite-only basis. Another option is a freemium model, allowing for an extended level of engagement if users pay.

How to change chat theme in Facebook Messenger: Step-by-step

How to change chat theme in Facebook Messenger: Step-by-step

When it comes to Facebook or Messenger blue is the default color scheme of the popular social media app. However, Facebook lets you customize the theme of individual Messenger chats.

Here is the step-by-step guide for users to change color or theme for individual Messenger chats, follow the steps given below. Here is how to change the chat theme in Messenger on your phone: Android.

Here is how to change the chat theme in Messenger on your phone: iOS. READ: ITR 2020: Top apps to file Income Tax Return online.

Here's What the Check Marks Mean on Facebook Messenger

Here's What the Check Marks Mean on Facebook Messenger

It works as a part of a phone's data plan, allowing users to send messages, share photos and videos, or show someone how they're feeling with gifs, stickers, and emojis. A white circle outlined in blue with a check mark inside means that your message has been sent.

A filled blue circle with a white check mark means that your message has been delivered. A small icon of the other user's Facebook profile picture means that they have seen your message.

How to Change the Chat Color in Messenger Threads to

How to Change the Chat Color in Messenger Threads to

Blue has defined Facebook's color scheme since its inception. Both Facebook's main app and Messenger theme are blue, which means your chat bubbles, like emoji, and menu bar items are also. Luckily, Facebook lets you customize the color of individual Messenger chats.

Everybody in the chat will get a notification that you changed the color, whether they're on an iPhone or Android phone, so if there are any hotheads in your group, be careful. Just remember that each time you change the colors, your friends receive a notification.

This article was produced during Gadget Hacks' special coverage on texting, instant messaging, calling, and audio/video chatting with your smartphone.

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