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Facebook Messenger secure P2P payments rolls out all over the US

Mobile payment transactions may not be the standard yet but there are a lot of people who prefer this method simply because of its ease and convenience. Others are simply worried about privacy and security but developers like Facebook know how to make an app secure all the time. Frequent updates and releases make sure the app is  always in tip-top shape.

Sign up for Messenger even without a Facebook account

Not everyone who wants to use Messenger necessarily wants to be on Facebook as well. Apparently, this is one of the learnings that the social media giant has received, or so we assume, as they are now allowing non-Facebook users to sign up for the stand-alone messaging app, as long as they have a mobile number. Although this is now limited to just four countries, we can expect this to rollout in other countries as well, sooner rather than later.

Doodle Draw is first Facebook game on Messenger

Since Facebook announced last April that they were opening up the Messenger API to app developers, we knew it was only a matter of time until games finally come on board. But while there were a lot of GIFs, video, and even talking pet apps, we had yet to see one that you could really call a game on this message platform. But now, the first "official" game has arrived, and Doodle Draw may be something familiar to those who played a similar game a few years back.

Facebook intros new way to send map, location pin in Messenger

Sending one's location in Facebook Messenger is easy. But honestly, it can be annoying at times because more often than not, I would be pressing the send location button accidentally during a conversation. My fault for being careless but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only with the same problem. Facebook wants to provide the best mobile experience for everyone so it regularly updates both the main app and Messenger. Recently, Facebook Lite was launched for low-end Android devices in Asia.

Facebook Messenger adds “chat ID” for first-time chat buddies

All of us who use Facebook Messenger have probably experienced this once or more than once. A message from an unknown person suddenly pops up and he/she seems to know you or have met you recently, but for the life of you, you have no idea who they are and so you don't know whether to talk to them or not. Sometimes you ignore them and miss an opportunity or sometimes you do talk to them and waste precious minutes of your life.

Facebook expands free video calls to more countries

Just almost a month ago, Facebook introduced free video calls through its Messenger app and opened it to just 19 countries initially. They did promise that it will be coming to regions other than North America and Europe pretty soon. Well, they have confirmed today that they indeed have fulfilled that promise by rolling out this feature to a global audience, give or take a few countries. But even those who don't have it now will eventually do so, once quality has been improved.

Facebook Messenger opens up its platform to developers

We knew this was coming, as all its competitors are moving in this direction. Facebook finally announced that their Messenger app is now an open platform where developers can develop their own apps to enhance the users' messaging and communications experience. They've also released the initial 40 or so apps which allows people to express themselves in more creative and multi-media rich ways.

Send money to friends using Facebook Messenger (US only)

If you spend a lot of time talking to loved ones on Facebook's Messenger service and you don't want to go anywhere else on your smartphone or literally anywhere else, but you need to send money, your problems are now solved. The social network giant will soon allow you to send and receive money to your friends through the messaging app at no extra charge (except for the money that you send of course).
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