The revamped Facebook Messenger for Android that the social network began testing late last month is being rolled out to more users, and what Facebook is calling “the new Messenger experience” will find its way to iOS users, as well, according to a post on Newsroom.
Facebook updated its Brand Resource Center, where advertisers and the media can download official logos, icons, screenshots, and other brand assets for use with marketing materials or editorial content.
At some point in just about every earnings call, company executives are asked about their visions for the future. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the next five years at the social network is based on “understanding the world,” and it includes advances in Graph Search, mobile applications such as Messenger, and artificial intelligence.
Facebook Tuesday began testing a completely revamped version of its Messenger for Android application that allows users to instantly see which friends are currently using Messenger, and to send text messages via the app to friends or non-Facebook-using contacts who aren’t using it.
Facebook’s Graph Search is finally going mobile, as it will be added to the social network’s flagship application for iOS, according to a report by 9to5Mac, which added that the Messenger app is undergoing an overhaul, as well.
Gemalto introduced its Facebook SIM card in February 2011, giving feature-phone users the opportunity to access the social network from any type of handset, without data subscriptions or application downloads. And now, Facebook Messenger is part of the mix.
Fat Rabbit Farm, which created the Pandi set of stickers for Facebook, released a new crop of stickers for the social network’s website and its flagship and Messenger applications for iOS and Android, Babee Bunny.
Product Designer Chris Kalani, who has been with Facebook since February 2011, announced in a post on the social network that he was leaving the company, giving no indication as to what his next move would be.
Within the message prompt, users can tap the paperclip icon to add photos. The Messenger app will then prompt the user to select a photo from their phone or one they’ve uploaded to Instagram. This is not yet available for the Android version of Messenger. Previously, you could only select photos on your phone to send in messages.