Facebook first announced its plans to integrate and unify all its social and messaging platforms last year. Last week, the company unveiled its group video calling feature Messenger Rooms for Facebook Messenger, similar to Zoom. Now, the first signs of the Messenger Rooms feature have started to appear in WhatsApp.
Apple added a native Dark mode to iOS with the release of iOS 13 last year. Since then, we have seen a hoard of apps and services adding dark mode support as well. Facebook, however, has been an outlier so far as its iOS app still does not have a Dark mode. The company did announce a redesign of its desktop interface along with a Dark mode at its F8 conference last year, but only recently made the feature available on the web on an opt-in basis for selected users.
The New York Times reports that Facebook is planning to release an all-new Gaming app for iPhone and Android. The Android app could be released as early as tomorrow, April 20, and the iOS version will be released as soon as Apple approves the app.
Of late, Facebook has been big on experimental apps. It recently launched an app for couples, a meme creator app, social music listening and video watching apps, and a conversational app. Now, the company has launched one more app specifically for the Apple Watch using which close friends can stay in touch via quick actions or messages.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Quiet Mode. The feature is aimed at helping users take a break from social media and promote digital well-being. With the help of Quiet Mode, users can mute Facebook notifications for a specified time period. The feature is being rolled out for iOS users across the next month.
Facebook has launched a new messaging app for coupled called Tuned. The app gives couples “a private space” where they can just be themselves. It has been developed by an experimental group within Facebook which was established last year.
Facebook has had a rough run in the recent past. The social media platform was embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and also took flak for other security issues. A new report by Motherboard reveals that Facebook attempted to buy a tool in order to spy on iPhone and iPad.
Facebook has finally launched native desktop Messenger apps for macOS and Windows operating systems. The Facebook Messenger apps are now available for download on Macs and PCs from the Mac App Store and Microsoft Store, respectively.
Hot on the heels of the launch of a completely redesigned version of Facebook Messenger for iOS, the social media giant seems to have taken the opportunity to finally release the much-awaited Facebook Messenger app for macOS. The rollout is limited to France right now.
After reports of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ iPhone getting hacked via a WhatsApp message, Facebook vice president claimed that it might an iPhone problem rather than a WhatsApp issue.