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Instagram May Launch its Own Standalone Messaging App Called Direct

Instagram May Launch its Own Standalone Messaging App Called Direct

It has been a few years since Facebook made a standalone Messenger app, which, at the time, was a pretty controversial decision, but it seems to have worked out in the end.

Instagram Adding Stories Highlights to Profiles and Stories Archives to Save Memories

Instagram Adding Stories Highlights to Profiles and Stories Archives to Save Memories

Stories are a huge part of the Instagram experience these days, so the company continues to tweak and expand upon the idea to keep users coming back.

Messenger Kids Is Facebook’s New IM App Meant Specifically for Kids

Messenger Kids Is Facebook’s New IM App Meant Specifically for Kids

Facebook has just taken the wraps off Messenger Kids, an instant messaging application meant for children. It’s launching as a preview today in the U.S., and is only available on iOS as of now, with Android users getting it later this month. The premise of this app is pretty simple – allowing kids to communicate with their friends while giving parents all the necessary controls.

YouTube Adding a Stories-Like Feature Called Reels

YouTube Adding a Stories-Like Feature Called Reels

Stories, which made its debut with Snapchat, was such a good idea that other platforms, like Instagram, took the idea and ran with it. And now it looks like YouTube will do the same thing.

Facebook Launches ‘Local’ Standalone App to Show Local Recommendations From Your Friends

Facebook Launches ‘Local’ Standalone App to Show Local Recommendations From Your Friends

Almost exactly one year ago to the date, Facebook launched an app called “Events,” which was designed to give you a preview of events happening in your neck-of-the-woods.

Facebook Bringing Messenger Payments to the UK

Facebook Bringing Messenger Payments to the UK

Facebook’s peer-to-peer payments service is coming to the UK in the next few weeks, the social media giant said. The feature is currently limited to customers in the U.S., and this will be the first time Facebook is making it available outside the region. This could pave the way for more regions to get it in the coming months.

Facebook Unveils Multiple Halloween Themed Camera Effects and Interactive Game

Facebook Unveils Multiple Halloween Themed Camera Effects and Interactive Game

Facebook has announced the arrival of a bunch of Halloween themed camera effects, posts, as well as an interactive game which requires users to jump out of a virtual haunted house. Facebook Live videos will also get some custom Halloween effects to spice up the holiday. The social networking giant is not new to holiday themed updates, especially for a widely celebrated holiday like Halloween.

SeatGeek and Facebook Team up to Offer Ticket Sales

SeatGeek and Facebook Team up to Offer Ticket Sales

It has never been a secret that Facebook wants you to stick around longer, even if you already spend an inordinate amount of time visiting the social network.

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Sending Money With PayPal

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Sending Money With PayPal

Facebook Messenger has supported sending money for a bit of time now, with group payments getting support earlier this year.

Apple and Facebook at Odds Due to Disagreements Over Instant Articles and Subscriptions

Apple and Facebook at Odds Due to Disagreements Over Instant Articles and Subscriptions

Facebook has a plan to let publishers put a paywall around Instant Articles, but it looks like that sort of option won’t be available on iOS right away.