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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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Facebook reportedly making Messenger app mandatory for chat over the next few days

It was a few months ago that we reported Facebook would be killing in-app messaging. Facebook instead prefers users to chat with the dedicated Facebook Messenger app. Facebook is now notifying people that transition will happen over the next few days.

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Best phone apps for iPad: No Phone app? Not a problem!

The best voice calling apps for iPad that let you call all over the world, no actual phone needed!

Looking for the best iPad apps to let you make audio and video calls? Apple doesn't include a Phone app on the iPad, and maybe that's just as well. Do we really need to see people with 7.9- or 9.7-inch devices propped up to their heads? Yet iPad owners may certainly need to make calls too, and like the giant conference phones of old, in some cases, bigger really can be better. So, if you absolutely, positively need to get your call on, and the iPad is what you want to use, you'll need to check out some alternatives. Luckily, there are several excellent voice calling apps to choose from. But what audio and video calling apps for iPad are the absolute best?

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New and updated apps: Bio Inc, Overcast, Omnifocus and more

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new game with a twisted concept, an impressive audio effects app, new podcasting tool and more!

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New and updated apps: Facebook, Skype, Ginger Page and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a writing app with some really cool features, updates to Skype, Spotify and more!

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Facebook Messenger for iPad is here!

Facebook's standalone Messenger app has finally arrived on iPad. Previously a blown-up version of the iPhone app was available for tablet users, but now the iPad gets its very own Messenger app, complete with multi-window interface. You can view your current conversation in one pane alongside a list of recent threads.

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New and updated apps: Lego Marvel, Hatch, Facebook Messenger and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got messaging apps, a web browser, Netflix and more!

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