Facebook has now expanded its previously launched free video calling feature in its Facebook Messenger app to nearly every country. A few locations are still unable to check out the video calling addition
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.