Windows Live Messenger Added to Nokia Messaging
Today Nokia announced that it has made Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger instant messaging application available to Nokia handsets via its Nokia Messaging service. It can be found in the chat application and includes tabbed chat windows, the ability to call directly from the buddy list, and notifications of new messages that pop up while the application is in the background. The application supports some desktop features, such as grouped contacts, emoticons and sounds, and allows users to log in invisible. Windows Live Messenger will be preloaded on the E72. The E63, E71 and E75 can get Windows Live Messenger by downloading it from the Ovi Store.
Facebook Brings Instant Video to Messenger
Facebook today added the ability to stream video live within its Messenger application. The feature is different from a two-way video chat, which has been part of Messenger since 2015.
Instagram for Windows Grabs Huge Update
Facebook today announced three new apps for the Windows 10 platform, including a proper Instagram app for phones, and dedicated Facebook and Messenger apps for desktops. The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile includes features that have long been available only to the Android and iOS apps, including Instagram Direct, videos, the Explore tab, and more.
Facebook Messenger Adds Message Reactions and @Replies
Facebook today announced several new features for Messenger that should make the messaging application even more interactive. First, the app adds the ability to react to messages in one-on-one or group chats.
Facebook Adds Video Chat to Messenger Lite
Facebook today made its slimmed-down messaging app a bit more powerful with the addition of video chatting. Facebook calls video chats "an expected and essential part of everyday communication" and the company is pleased to offer the functionality to users of the Messenger Lite app.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.