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Instagram starts merging chats with Facebook Messenger

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Facebook seems to be acting on its plan to unify messaging across its apps, however slowly. People at The Verge (and likely elsewhere) have received notice through Instagram’s Android and iOS apps that they’ll have the ability to “chat with fr…

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Twitter DMs will be easier to access in Android 11

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Android 11’s conversational upgrades will extend to the Twitter crowd. Google and Twitter have confirmed that Twitter direct messages will be available through Android 11’s Conversation API, which puts your messaging notifications in an easier…

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Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won’t weaken chat encryption

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If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, ac…

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Facebook paid people to transcribe Messenger voice chats

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Add Facebook to the list of tech firms who’ve halted their audio transcriptions over privacy concerns. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that contractors had been transcribing Messenger voice chats to determine if AI had correctly interpreted the m…

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A closer look at the redesigned Facebook app

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Out of all the announcements Facebook made at its F8 2019 developers conference, one of the most important was the redesign of its core smartphone app. The new application, which has been updated with what Facebook is calling the "FB5&quo…

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All the important stuff from Facebook’s F8 keynote

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Facebook hosted the opening keynote for its annual developer’s conference today and announced several updates to its main social network as well as Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. Privacy seems to be the name of the game this year, as Facebook tri…

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