On a yearly basis, Facebook holds its own developer conference, called F8, which is meant to show what the social network is working on.
Facebook recently rolled out a Snapchat-inspired feature called Stories that allows its users to post photos and videos that are viewable by friends and families for up to 24 hours before disappearing.
Facebook has supported sending payments in its Messenger app for quite some time, but now a new update wants to make paying in a group even easier.
Instagram has used Direct Messages to provide a way for fellow Instagram users to talk to one another with text, while the primary focus of the social network is still sharing photos and videos to express something.
Not content with copying Snapchat’s Story feature in Instagram and Facebook Messenger, Facebook today announced that it is introducing the Stories feature to its primary social networking site. This means that you will soon see Facebook Stories appear at the top of your News Feed in your mobile app.
The Facebook Messenger team has announced a new feature today called “Live Location”. This basically lets you share your location with your contacts. Once you enable this on Messenger, the app will show your location to predefined contacts for a period of one hour.
Facebook today launched Messenger Day worldwide for all its users. The company’s Snapchat clone was first announced in October last year and was made available for limited testing in some countries. Messenger Day is similar to Snapchat Stories or WhatsApp Status and allows one to post photos and videos in their ‘day’ that will automatically disappear after 24 hours.