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Facebook Replaces its Old Desktop Inbox With the Web Version of Messenger

Facebook Inbox

Soon, you may not find “inbox” in facebook messenger. The social networking giant is making a major push toward its web version of the messenger application. Facebook web messenger introduced a couple of years ago, is now replacing the traditional inbox concept with this. This new interface of the private chat application is going to change the present messaging experience.

As the change has been initiated across the world, users can spot the messenger icon at present. However, the change witnessing is something above the tests. The tests are presumably performed on local basis subjecting a particular sector of an audience.

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You’ll notice a few slight changes in the user interface when you upgrade the new Messenger interface on Facebook.com. As of now, the Messenger icon has replaced the previous inbox icon, and the change slowly takes place. Facebook hasn’t made any announcement regarding any change happening. Few users are demanding the old inbox interface to be returned.

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“I do understand that some of you are not using either the Messenger app or Messenger.com. Maybe you don’t have a smartphone, maybe you just want to use Facebook products exclusively on your computer, and we do respect that,” says, Facebook head David Marcus.

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Discussing the new FB web messenger, it’ll redirect to Messenger.com directly when you click on it. “Messenger” on the left side of the screen lists those friends you had recently chatted with. The center of the interface will display the selected chat session.

The right-hand side of the screen provides access to other features in the Facebook, web messenger. Above that, it also displays the name of your friend in the selected chat. Other features in the new Facebook web messenger are edit nicknames, change emoji, change the chat’s color and mute notifications.

A link to the person’s Facebook profile is also provided for easy access. And just below that, you also observe photos shared with that person in Messenger. On the other hand, you also get a call, video call buttons to initiate calls and an “i” icon button.

Facebook Messenger Launches Instant Games Lets You Play from News Feed

Facebook Instant Games to Messenger Launched

Facebook has added more fun to the messenger app. The company has unveiled the new ‘Instant Games’ feature on Tuesday which allows the users to play the games directly from its Messenger application or in the news feed.

The world’s biggest social network has tied up with some of the best publishers to get games on the platform, and these games can be played on both Android and iOS devices. “This new games experience allows people to quickly discover, share, and play games without having to install new apps,” said by the Facebook product manager Alissa Ju in a blog post.

Facebook hopes that through this some friendly competitions will get the users to spend more time on Messenger. Currently, this gaming experience is rolled out in 30 countries, and it is available on newer iOS and Android operating systems.

The company has made very simple to start playing, such as

  • Update to the latest version of the Messenger app.
  • Start a conversation with your friend or friends.
  • Tap on the game controller icon which is provided just below where you type the message.
  • Choose the game to start playing with your Facebook mates right away.
  • After you finish the round, people in your conversation can see your score, and they can also challenge you back.

Users can discover more games within Messenger search field or on the Facebook News Feed where they can play solo or challenge. Some of the games that are listed in the Messenger are as follows:

  • Pac-Man
  • GALAGA
  • ARKANOID
  • Space Invaders
  • Track and Field 100M
  • Shuffle Cats Mini
  • Words with Friends: Frenzy
  • Hex
  • Everwing
  • Endless Lake
  • Templar 2008
  • The Tribez: Puzzle Rush
  • 2020 Connect
  • Puzzle Bobble
  • Zookeeper
  • Brick Pop
  • WordAlot Express

Around 1 billion people use Messenger app every month to connect, chat and share their moments. They do send stickers when words aren’t enough, instant video chat to share smiles or a quick voice call. But now it will be more enjoyable you can connect and compete over your mates through Instant Games feature. Game on!!!

Facebook Instant Games to Messenger Launched

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Facebook hires Anand Chandrasekaran Ex-Yahoo Executive for FB Messenger

Anand Chandrasekaran

Facebook has hired Mr. Anand Chandrasekaran who was a former Executive at Yahoo Inc., Snapdeal and Bharati Airtel Ltd. On hiring Anand, this will help Facebook in developing the strategies for the Facebook Messenger Application. As per the sources and reports mentioned on Monday.

In the month of May, Chandrasekaran has quit Snapdeal, and this was widely believed that he would opt for entrepreneurship. Instead of this, he will join Facebook at Menlo Park office in the United States.

Mr. Anand Chandrasekaran with the Age 38, co-founded Aeroprise, with personalized mobile applications software company, Which was acquired by the BMC Software Inc. in 2011.When working with Snapdeal, he is the main man behind the launch of revamped version of the Snapdeal’s Website and Mobile App.

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Later it made a path for introducing the image search feature and the integrating the Online Recharge Portal Freecharge helps in the mobile payment firm, and the Snapdeal is acquired in the April 2015. The deal with the Freecharge is closed for $400 Million by the Snapdeal.

“They say the best journeys bring you home. We embarked on one two-and-a-half year ago, and it has been nothing short of incredible. I am super excited to share that building on the learning and experiences; I am joining Facebook to work on Facebook Messenger platform,” says Anand Chandrasekaran in his Facebook Post.

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He also said, “Core to every major platform I’ve worked on is a belief that technology should help level the playing field for all something that is at the heart of Facebook and Messenger.”

Anand Chandrasekaran’s experience with India might prove the instrumental in Facebook’s further expansion in the country. India has the second largest market with more than 155 monthly active users. More than the 90% of Facebook’s Users in India are accessing the service on their mobile phones.

Facebook announces new online payment system Messenger Bots

Messenger lets you add contacts without being friends on Facebook

A new online payment system was announced by the Facebook on Monday, through its Messenger application, allows the businesses to sell their products directly to its customers.

“We’re kicking off the beginning of messages with payments that will allow businesses to sell product and services directly to customers in Messenger,” the huge social network said in a statement.

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“Customers can check out with a few easy clicks, without ever leaving the app.”

The primary purpose of introducing this application is to improve the interaction between businesses and consumers, and they can know detailed information about the product. As this application used by over a billion of people, the announcement made by Facebook suggests to monetizing its free messaging application by making it an e-commerce platform.

Earlier, Facebook has opened the Messenger to developers who can interact with users by creating new applications and bots. These Chatbots provide the necessary information but the customers who want to make a purchase they have to direct to the external website.

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The officials said that more than 30,000 bots for the messenger had created by the developers, and many more developers are still working on it.

“We believe the potential for the Messenger platform is huge, and we continue to invest in making it better for developers to build and create,” the statement said.

“Moving forward, we are also simplifying the payment and checkout experience in order to reduce the overall friction between wanting something and getting it. People can use their payment information already stored on Messenger and Facebook to check out faster in threads.”

Now you can Add a Contact Directly on Facebook Messenger Without Adding as Friends

Messenger lets you add contacts without being friends on Facebook

Facebook is now testing the new feature on their Messenger platform. As per the sources, the new feature is included in the Messenger app, the users can add the contacts on Messenger, even they are not friends on the Facebook.  This latest update on the Facebook Messenger helps the users to connect each other through the app without actually adding them on the Facebook.

View the preview of the Messenger Update to add the contact on the messenger.

add the contact on the messenger

Fb Messenger is lagging behind the Facebook when monthly active users are compared. Facebook has monthly active user count of 1.7 billion which is rapidly growing than the main product. This will increase the importance for the company now with the original sharing of the Facebook proper and their ad load nearing capacity.

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In the month of April CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was clear about the significance of the Messenger to his business. Mark says, “A lot of people want to share messages privately, one-on-one or with very small groups.”

With the growth of the messenger, Facebook is now particularly thinking about how this will help in developing the app into their ecosystem and released in some respects to the Big Blue App. The latest update of the “Add Contact” request is another tool for accomplishing the things.

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The advantage with this latest update of the Facebook Messenger is that the users can sign up for messenger by just adding their mobile numbers. Facebook has introduced this feature almost after a year for the users who did not have the Facebook account to join the Messenger.

Facebook won’t simply test something without any intension or planning to implement in the final release. So stay tuned for the latest updates regarding the messenger. We will update the information once the release details and updates are out with more details on it.

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