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Facebook messenger helps missing Bengal boy reunite with family after one year
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Facebook messenger helps missing Bengal boy reunite with family after one year

The boy identified as Suhas had boarded a train while playing hide and seek with his friends. The train took him to Bengaluru, where a bakery owner and others helped him return to his family

Apple security expert says there’s one app people should never install this app on their iPhones
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Apple security expert says there’s one app people should never install this app on their iPhones

Apple security expert Steven Walker, whose company Spylix works around phone tracking, has recently stated that iPhone users should stay away from Facebook Messenger if they don’t want to compromise their privacy. The reason, he believes, is Messenger’s lack of end-to-end encryption.

Facebook introduces end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls, disappearing messages feature and more
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Facebook introduces end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls, disappearing messages feature and more

Facebook users will now be able to set up delivery controls so that they can decide who can access their chats list, requests folder, and even who can’t message them.

Facebook introduces new features for Messenger, Instagram including Star Wars chat themes, camera stickers, Tap-To-Record and more
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Facebook introduces new features for Messenger, Instagram including Star Wars chat themes, camera stickers, Tap-To-Record and more

Instagram's new Inbox Seen States feature allows users to confirm that their friends and followers have seen a message after they have sent it.

Facebook Messenger crosses five billion mark on Google Play Store
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Facebook Messenger crosses five billion mark on Google Play Store

The Messenger follows the suit of most downloads after the Facebook app (2019) and WhatsApp (2020).

Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct to receive end-to-end chat encryption by 2022
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Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct to receive end-to-end chat encryption by 2022

Facebook also aims to "bring default end-to-end encryption to all of our messaging services."

Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger down briefly in major outage, says report
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Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger down briefly in major outage, says report

After 11.30 pm IST, several Whatsapp users said on social media that they were able to again send messages on the app

Instagram starts rolling out new Vanish Mode: How it works
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Instagram starts rolling out new Vanish Mode: How it works

The Vanish Mode essentially allows users to share something silly or embarrassing and then immediately forget about it by vanishing the entire chat.

COVID-19 misinformation, hate speech, nudity among first cases picked by Facebook's oversight board
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COVID-19 misinformation, hate speech, nudity among first cases picked by Facebook's oversight board

The oversight board has the power to overrule the Facebook’s decisions to remove certain pieces of content from its platforms.

Instagram limits live videos to 4 hours and introduces new 'Live now' section
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Instagram limits live videos to 4 hours and introduces new 'Live now' section

Instagram will also allow users to save their live videos for 30 days before they delete it.

Facebook Messenger gets a new logo and features like personalised reactions, new chat themes and more
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Facebook Messenger gets a new logo and features like personalised reactions, new chat themes and more

The new gradient Messenger logo reflects its close connection with Instagram.

Instagram's Threads app will now let you message everyone and not just 'close friends'
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Instagram's Threads app will now let you message everyone and not just 'close friends'

The app will have two tabs, one dedicated to those you consider to be your ‘close friends’ and the other for ‘everyone else’

Facebook Messenger limits forwarding messages to five people to combat misinformation
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Facebook Messenger limits forwarding messages to five people to combat misinformation

As per Facebook, the new feature will provide an added layer of protection against 'viral misinformation or harmful content'.

Instagram merges Direct Messages with Messenger chats in the latest update
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Instagram merges Direct Messages with Messenger chats in the latest update

The DM icon on the Instagram app (placed in the top right corner) is also reportedly replaced by the Facebook Messenger logo.

BlackRock: A new Android malware could target 337 apps including Instagram, Gmail, Twitter others
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BlackRock: A new Android malware could target 337 apps including Instagram, Gmail, Twitter others

Reportedly, BlacRock isn't on the Play Store as of now, but is getting to devices by being offered as a fake Google Update on third-party stores.

Facebook rolls out customisable Avatars in India: Here's how you can create your own
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Facebook rolls out customisable Avatars in India: Here's how you can create your own

You can use an Avatar in Facebook comments, stories, profile picture, and Messenger chat windows.

Samsung has teamed up with Facebook to help offline retailers go digital
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Samsung has teamed up with Facebook to help offline retailers go digital

Samsung says that in the first phase they have already trained more than 800 offline retailers in collaboration with Facebook.

Facebook Messenger to introduce a safety feature that will help users keep scams at bay
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Facebook Messenger to introduce a safety feature that will help users keep scams at bay

The new Messenger feature helps minors stay safe while interacting with an adult they may not know.

Facebook introduces Shops to let businesses sell products on its platforms during coronavirus pandemic
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Facebook introduces Shops to let businesses sell products on its platforms during coronavirus pandemic

Facebook Shops will allow businesses to sell their product both on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook launches Messenger Kids in India and announces new features for monitoring your kids' friending activities
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Facebook launches Messenger Kids in India and announces new features for monitoring your kids' friending activities

‘Supervised Friending’ allows parents to accept, reject, and add or remove contacts from their kids' lists.