Three months ago Snapchat launched a new social AR gaming feature called Snappables — multiplayer games that can be controlled with facial expressions. Now Facebook is serving up its own take on the idea (minus the catchy name) with AR games in Messenger that let you challenge your friends over video chat.
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Messenger Stories June 27, 2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network now sees 2 billion people using the platform each month. Facebook is marking the milestone with a new Good Adds Up campaign launching one day after the Messenger team announced new enhancements coming to the app.
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Messenger Stories April 18, 2017
Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference is happening this week and the social network just announced new integration with Apple Music coming soon. Facebook is introducing new music sharing features through its Messenger platform, and Apple Music is officially confirmed as a partner.
Messenger Stories March 27, 2017
Facebook has constantly added new features to Messenger since it became a standalone chat app, and Live Location is the latest to join the list. Live Location lets Messenger users temporarily share an up-to-date location with friends and family.
Messenger Stories March 9, 2017
Facebook has officially announced its new Messenger Day feature for iOS and Android after previously testing the Snapchat Stories clone with a limited number of users. Messenger Day is rolling out globally to Facebook’s Messenger app beginning today.
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iOS 10 lets third-party developers use the standard call look and feel from the Phone app in their own apps with something known as CallKit, and Facebook’s latest update to Messenger is already taking advantage of it. Messenger for iOS has let you make calls over the Internet to your friends for a while, and now incoming calls to Messenger will behave just like standard phone calls. This improved behavior even extends to CarPlay.