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Facebook Messenger Adds Games like Pac-Man, Galaga, and More

Facebook Messenger Adds Games like Pac-Man, Galaga, and More

Facebook sees Messenger as a primary way for people to communicate with friends and family, or even acquaintances, and apparently a little friendly competition isn’t off the table, either.

Uninstall Facebook for Android to Improve Your Android Device’s Battery Life by 20 Percent

Uninstall Facebook for Android to Improve Your Android Device’s Battery Life by 20 Percent

It’s no secret that the official Facebook client for Android (and iOS) is a very resource hungry app that can greatly affect the battery life of your device. Almost a year ago, tests conducted by various Redditors and other publications showed that uninstalling the Facebook app was enough to increase the battery life of their device and its performance by a significant margin.

Facebook Unveils New ‘Events’ App Coming Soon to Android

Facebook is absolutely not a stranger to launching standalone apps for features that have been baked into its stock app for years. And now there’s one more.

Facebook Launches Messenger Lite App for Entry-Level Androids

Facebook Launches Messenger Lite App for Entry-Level Androids

Facebook has launched a new app called Messenger Lite that is specifically designed for entry-level Android devices with low memory. The “slimmed down version of Messenger” is ideal for users who live in areas where data connectivity is slow.

WhatsApp’s Updated Privacy Policy Will Allow It to Share Your Number with Facebook

WhatsApp’s Updated Privacy Policy Will Allow It to Share Your Number with Facebook

For the first time in four years and since being acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp today updated its terms and privacy policy to reflect some of the changes that it is planning on implementing. The updated privacy policy also highlights the new features that WhatsApp has rolled out recently including end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp calling, WhatsApp for web, and more.

Facebook Messenger Now Officially Supports Sending Texts

Facebook Messenger Now Officially Supports Sending Texts

Earlier this year, Facebook confirmed that it was testing the ability to send standard text messages through its ridiculously popular Messenger app.

Facebook Messenger Update Brings Free Group Voice Calling

Facebook Messenger Update Brings Free Group Voice Calling

Facebook Messenger which started as an online messaging service offered by Facebook and slowly morphed into a stand-alone app, has now gone a step ahead and has gained the ability make group voice calls.

So far, the app was constantly playing catch-up to other messaging and calling apps, and this is the first time it has overtaken its competitors: WhatsApp (the one that killed SMS), Viber (the prodigal child) and Skype (the one that started VoIP). None of the others offer free group calls on mobile platforms as a part of its feature roster.

Facebook Adding Video Tab to Its App as It Gets Serious about Live Streaming

Facebook Adding Video Tab to Its App as It Gets Serious about Live Streaming

Taking on Twitter’s Periscope and YouTube’s live streaming service, Facebook today announced an update for its app with focus on videos — both live and recorded. Replacing the Messenger tab, the new Video tab in the Facebook app will now allow you to quickly access (live) videos from your friends and pages that you follow.

Facebook Messenger for Android gets a Material Design makeover

Facebook Messenger for Android gets a Material Design makeover

David Marcus from Facebook today announced on Twitter that the company will start rolling out a new version of Facebook Messenger for Android starting from today that will come with a brand new Material Design.

Facebook Live now rolling out to Android users in the U.S.

Facebook Live now rolling out to Android users in the U.S.

Streaming live video is a thing that many people like to do, and even more people like to watch, and Facebook is finally bringing that functionality to Android handsets.