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Facebook Messenger brings in other apps for GIFs, videos, and more

Facebook Messenger has received an update that lets people easily install and third-party apps to send GIFs, stickers, videos, and more through Messenger.

Facebook announced the Messenger Platform last week at their F8 developer conference. The idea behind the platform is to let developers hook their apps into Messenger.

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Messenger Platform lets developers hook their apps into Facebook Messenger

Facebook has announced Messenger Platform for developers at their F8 developers conference. The platform allows developers to tie their apps into Facebook Messenger.

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Facebook announces payment services through Messenger

Facebook has announced a new feature for its Messenger app that will allow users to send and receive money from their friends.

While the code for the payments feature was first discovered in October, today is the day that Facebook decided to turn the switch on the service. People who want to send money in the app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the " $" icon and type in the amount of money they want to send.

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Facebook Messenger adds quick and easy sharing with new extension

Facebook has updated their Messenger app, adding a sharing extension. The sharing extension lets you share photos, videos, and more with your Facebook friends without needing to enter Messenger itself.

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Facebook begins testing sound clip transcription in Messenger

Facebook's David Marcus took to his, well, Facebook page today to detail a new voice transcription feature that the company is testing for Facebook Messenger. The feature will take any sound clip that you send or receive and transcribe its contents in text below the voice clip itself.

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Facebook's new Stickered for Messenger will let you slap stickers onto any photo

If you've not had enough of stickers inside Facebook Messenger, get ready for stickers on your photos. Facebook's Stickered for Messenger does just that — it lets you place stickers on photos and send them via Messenger. Not only can you slap on whatever sticker you like, you also will get to use your fingers to relocate, reorient, and resize the stickers as you see fit.

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Facebook successfully makes over a half-billion people download Messenger app

Over 500 million people have now downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app since it was first made available in 2011, and it's likely that it has seen a surge in users since Facebook removed the messenging features from its main app several months ago.

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Facebook Messenger reportedly ready to let you send money to friends

The Facebook Messenger app is apparently set up to allow friends to send each other money, should Facebook choose to flip the switch. The payment capabilities were found by Stanford computer science student Andrew Aude as we was looking through the code of the iOS app. It appears that users can add debit cards to the app, sending money to each other in a conversation just as they would send a picture.

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Facebook Messenger update brings iPhone 6 support

Facebook just rolled out another update to its Messenger chat application. The new version 13.0 update brings compatibility to the iPhone 6 so that text and images are natively sized for Apple's latest flagship smartphone rather than be scaled up for the larger display.

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Best messaging apps for iPad: How to instantly connect with anyone, from anywhere!

If you're looking for the best iPad apps to help you stay in contact with the people you care about most, messaging apps are the best option. Even though every iPad comes equipped with iMessage, that doesn't mean everyone you know has access to iMessage, and since you can't send regular texts on an iPad, you'll have to turn to other messaging apps in order to contact friends and family. Luckily there are lots of App Store apps that make messaging people anywhere in the world, on any platform, incredibly easy. We just have one thing left to figure out, what are the absolute best options when it comes to messaging apps for iPad?

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