Facebook Links Messaging Platforms
Facebook has started testing the ability to send direct messages between its Instagram and Facebook Messenger apps. Facebook is also updating messaging in Instagram to be more like Messenger, adding features such as vanishing messages, selfie stickers, custom emoji, and new ways to block unwanted messages. The new features are currently being "tested in select markets and will expand globally in the coming months." Facebook announced plans to integrate its various messaging platforms last year, eventually including WhatsApp.
Oct 26, 2018
WhatsApp today announced that support for stickers and sticker packs is coming to its mobile apps for Android and iOS. The messaging service is initially offering stickers designed by its own staff and select artists, though it also hopes third party content creators will adopt WhatsApp stickers.
Oct 4, 2018
Instagram today introduced a new customizable identification card called Nametag. The goal is to help people easily find the Instagram profiles of those they meet via their phones.
Oct 2, 2018
Apple today provided some clarity on the arrival of more emoji for iOS devices. Earlier this year, the iPhone-maker committed to adopting more than 70 new emoji that are based in Unicode 11.
Oct 23, 2018
Facebook today revealed a new version of Facebook Messenger featuring a cleaned-up user interface that the social network hopes people will find more appealing. To start, Messenger 4 will dial back the number of tabs from nine to three with an emphasis on existing one-to-one and group conversations.
Apr 30, 2019
Facebook is starting to role out major redesigns of all of its major apps, including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. In the core Facebook app, the company is refreshing the design and refocusing the whole service to emphasize private groups over public posts.