Facebook, Instagram and Messenger stop working amid Thanksgiving outage

Some users reportedly said that they were able to see parts of each app, while others said that the services appeared to be working as normal. 

Nov 28, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

Facebook to launch unified payment service across all of its apps

Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said earlier this year the company is planning to unify the messaging infrastructure across its platforms. He said the company would encrypt conversations on more of its messaging services and make them compatible as direct messaging was likely to dwarf discussion on the traditional, open platform of Facebook`s news feed in a few years.

Nov 13, 2019, 07:34 AM IST

Facebook to unveil new versions of Portal video chat devices, which enables video chat on Messenger, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this fall, the company`s vice president of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said during an interview at Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jun 11, 2019, 07:17 AM IST

Facebook begins testing ''Stories'' on desktop site

Facebook has introduced "Stories" feature on all its platforms including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Facebook mobile. 

Aug 04, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Facebook to release app for video creators

Reportedly, Facebook is also running a "small test" in India, of a video tab in the navigation bar of its flagship mobile applications.

Jun 24, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Truecaller surpasses Facebook, becomes fourth most downloaded app in India

Surpassing Facebook, leading communication app Truecaller has become the fourth most downloaded application in India on Google Play Store and is delivering over 100,000 clicks in a day to in-app advertisers.

Jun 02, 2017, 11:44 AM IST

India can bolster Snapchat's prospects as Facebook goes after it

There are over 200 million WhatsApp users in India while Facebook has nearly 166 million.

May 05, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Facebook's Messenger app adds live location-sharing

Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc`s Google Maps. 

Mar 27, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments.

Mar 25, 2017, 11:52 AM IST

Nokia's Snake game available on Messenger

The new version of its iconic game Snake was now available for Messenger as part of Facebook`s Instant Games cross-platform experience.

Feb 27, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Instagram now available on Windows 10

Instagram has unveiled its application for Windows users, more specifically Windows 10 tablet users.The application is also available for download for the desktop and laptop users with limited functionality.

Oct 14, 2016, 17:45 PM IST

Facebook Messenger chatbots now support payments

Facebook has added payment support in its messaging app via chatbots wherein customers will now be able to make payments directly within Messenger without sending users to an external website, a media report said.


Sep 13, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

Now businesses can sell directly to consumers on Facebook Messenger

Facebook announced Monday a new online payment system that will allow businesses to sell directly to consumers on its Messenger application.

Sep 13, 2016, 01:33 AM IST

New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched for Windows 10

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Finally, Facebook launched its much awaited new trio of apps- Facebook, Messenger and Instsgram- for Windows 10.

Apr 29, 2016, 16:11 PM IST

Now, make group calls with up to 50 people on Facebook Messenger

Facebook on Thursday sent out an update for Facebook Messenger for Android device users which lets one make group calls with up to 50 people at a time.

Apr 21, 2016, 20:57 PM IST

Now, get your boarding pass using Facebook Messenger!

This is definitely a good news for air travellers.

Mar 31, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

Home-grown Hike Messenger crosses 100 million users

The company acquired 30 million additional users in just three months as it crossed 70 million users in October 2015, the statement said.

Jan 21, 2016, 18:32 PM IST

Facebook helping companies build their own messenger bots

Facebook is giving select third-parties access to development tools that allows them to build their own bots for Messenger, creating virtual chat partners that can automatically respond to customers' queries, returning information, images, and even processing payments, a media report said.

Jan 07, 2016, 14:27 PM IST

Zuckerberg's 2016 challenge: To build Artificial Intelligence to help at home and work!

In 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is even thinking of a simple AI to run his home and workplace like the famous Jarvis character in the Hollywood movie "Iron Man".

Jan 04, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

Now, “unsend” messages and pictures on new Yahoo Messenger

It is the first complete remake of Yahoo Messenger since it was introduced 17 years ago and comes as smartphone lifestyles have led to a booming trend of firing off digital missives or photos at nearly any opportunity.

Dec 03, 2015, 19:58 PM IST