Facebook Messenger

Instagram, Facebook and Facebook Messenger UWPs get higher RAM requirements

From MSPU:<p>Is your Instagram app running a bit sluggish? If you’re running anything less than a high-end Windows 10 Mobile flagship, you’re not going …

Messaging

Email No Longer Top Tool For A Third Of Firms: Study

A third of all start ups favor free collaborative platforms such as Slack, Trello and Basecamp over email as their main form of communication. In …

Advertising Industry

So, You’re Always Online…When do you work?

This question comes up a few times each year…and I’m still at a loss for words. My business is about marketing. Marketing all stems from good …

Messaging

What Is a Bing Business Bot and How Does Your Small Business Get One?

Small businesses rely on each employee to wear several hats, but being a jack-of-all-trades also takes time away from employees to do their job and …

Small Business

An old version of Facebook contains a secret voice assistant

It looks like Facebook is aiming to add a new voice to the chorus of AI assistants. The social media company’s rumored offering would join the ranks …

Mobile

Chat bots help newsrooms talk to readers one-on-one — and discover stories in their community

Bots on Facebook Messenger have been, at best, a mixed bag so far. When Facebook opened up Messenger to brands last April, the immediate — and …

Chatbots

Meet the man behind Facebook Messenger's growth spurt

Some Facebook (FB) users hate change — that’s just a fact.<p>Back in 2014, many users became incensed when Facebook Messenger was spun out into a …

Facebook

Commentary: Singapore businesses should woo consumers with instant messaging

SINGAPORE: Today’s online and offline businesses are rapidly realising the importance of being in close contact with their customers and messaging …

Customer Service

Jamie Oliver's new Facebook chatbot to offer recipes via emojis

As part of a promotion strategy of his new book, celebrity chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver has introduced a chatbot which will make use of food …

Recipes

3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Start Using Chatbots--Right Now

Your small business may be in a prime position to use bots now-- this article outlines why.<p>I teach a social media class each spring semester, and last January, I did a ton of research on the emergence of bots and chatbots. I friended a couple chatbots on my Facebook Messenger feed, and they worked …

Chatbots

IFTTT adds applets for Facebook Messenger

IFTTT is a powerful automation tool that can link together many of the popular services we all use every day. The possibilities are almost endless …

Facebook

Facebook Messenger draws level with WhatsApp in race for monthly users

Facebook Messenger has drawn level-pegging with its sister service WhatsApp after enjoying rapid growth of 30% since July 2016, taking it to 1.3bn …

Facebook

This Week In Credit Card News: Scammers Construct Fake People To Obtain Cards; Apple Takes On Venmo

<i>Scammers Are Constructing Fake People to Get Real Credit Cards</i><p>Known as synthetic identity theft, the scam relies on creating identities rather than stealing existing ones. Synthetic fraudsters buy stolen SSNs or try to guess numbers not in use, then combine them with a sham identity. Using other …

Entrepreneurship

Just 10 crore more subscribers and Facebook Messanger will be as big as China

Facebook on Friday said its Messenger app now has 130 crore monthly users, an increase of 30 per cent in just over a year.<p>With China having a …

Facebook

Facebook's apps dominate Android downloads globally

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook dwarfs the global Android app space, owning six of the top 10 most downloaded Android apps in the month of August, according to Prioridata. The findings point …

Mobile

Facebook Messenger hits 1.3 billion monthly users, up from 1.2B in April

Facebook Messenger continues its ascent, entrenching itself as the top cross-OS messaging app in the West. Messenger now has 1.3 billion monthly users, up from 1.2 billion in April and 1 billion in July 2016. That’s the same count as Facebook’s other chat product, WhatsApp.<p>We’ll have more details …

Technology (India)

1.3 Billion People Are Now Using Facebook Messenger Every Month

Facebook Messenger surpassed another milestone Thursday, topping 1.3 billion monthly users.<p>The application continues to demonstrate steady growth, as …

Fortune 500

Facebook blocks Hitler GIFs on mobile, but it gets weird on desktop

We might have to put the GIF vs JIF debate aside for a second: It turns out Facebook is flush with animated images that could potentially upset a large group of users on its platform, including content showing upbeat animations of Hitler’s name and other potentially insensitive language.<p>Curiously, …

Mobile

More than 1.3 billion people use Facebook Messenger every month

Facebook has announced that more than 1.3 billion people around the world use its Messenger service every month. Earlier in April, Facebook had …

Facebook

The business value of chatbots: What tech leaders really need to know

At Mobile World Congress Americas, a panel of chatbot experts from Twitter, Facebook, IBM, and more discussed where the tech stands and where it …

Chatbots

1Life intros chatbot for Facebook interactions

Katharine Liese, GM of marketing at 1Life.<p>Direct life insurer 1Life has introduced a chatbot to engage with customers on its Facebook page.<p>According …

Chatbots

Facebook Is Testing a Group Video Chat App Called Bonfire

Facebook may soon be inviting mobile users to gather ‘round the Bonfire.<p>The social network confirmed that it is testing a group video chat …

Fortune 500

Amdocs Smartbot Aims to Handle Customer Service and Close the Deal

Amdocs has rolled out an intelligent bot called Smartbot for its digital service provider customers. Powered by aia, Amdocs’ intelligence platform, …

Customer Service

Feeling Drained? These Are The Apps To Blame

For something we use so often, we certainly have a love/hate relationship with our smartphones. These devices, while endlessly useful, can often be the bane of our day-to-day lives when they give us the dreaded '1% battery' notification. Yes, they can transform hour-long monotonous commutes, but …

Batteries

Facebook Separates Services, Focuses On Instant Articles

About a year after their merging, Facebook has decided that Messenger and Instant Articles are not a match made in heaven.<p>Rather than a failure, the …

Facebook

Facebook removes Instant Articles from Messenger

Facebook's self-hosted Instant Articles have been dropped from Facebook Messenger. The faster-loading, mobile-optimized versions of articles will …

Facebook

This new tool negotiates with your cable and internet provider to lower your bill

Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some …

Cox Media Group

Instagram verification: Users can buy verified badges on 'black market'

An Instagram “black market” for verified badges has been uncovered.<p>People are paying company insiders and “middlemen” thousands of dollars for their …

Black Market

Will Facebook's Advertising Revenue Growth Continue?

Despite year-over-year increase in its advertising revenue, Facebook’s advertising revenue growth rate is decelerating.<p>Video contents, and its other …

Business

Get DW's Facebook Messenger Bot for election news

DW is now making it easy for Facebook Messenger users to stay right up to date with all the latest news on the German elections. Sign up for the …

Facebook