Tag Archives: Facebook Messenger

Facebook is launching a small test with Messenger sponsored ads in Australia and Thailand

Facebook is getting ready to move to the next phase of monetizing their Messenger platform. On an announcement made on the Messenger blog, product manager Eddie Zhang shared the company’s plans of initiating a “very small test” of ads they will place in Messenger. Zhang shared that they intend to launch this test in Australia and Thailand, as a start….

Facebook unveils Messenger platform for third party apps

Get ready to send a lot more media over Facebook’s Messenger app. Facebook has made a new addition to the Facebook SDK that allows users to share pictures, videos, and audio via Messenger from third party apps. The new platform makes it a lot easier to share content from some great third party apps, and could make these types of apps much more popular…

Facebook launches new Stickered for Messenger companion app

A few days after the official announcement and Android launch, Facebook’s Messenger companion app Stickered has hit the iOS App Store. The app, which enables users to apply stickers to a photo and send them to friends via Messenger: It’s sticker time! Add cute characters, funny faces and more to make your photos pop. – Pick as many stickers as you…

Best Apps of 2014: Social

This post is part of our “Best Apps of 2014″ series! The series highlights the finest apps of the year — either released in 2014 or heavily updated. You can follow along with all entries in the series HERE. We’re approaching the end of the year, so what better time to bring together all of the best apps from the last twelve months? We’ve…

Facebook Messenger app reaches 500 million monthly user milestone

Facebook has announced, via Facebook, that its Messenger mobile app is now being used by 500 million people each month across all platforms. The impressive half-billion milestone comes months after the big blue social network decided to remove direct messaging functionality from its main Facebook app and direct users towards its standalone Messenger…

Facebook Messenger finally makes its way to iPad

Facebook has today launched a version of its Messenger app for iPad. The previously iPhone-only iOS app has been updated to version 7.0, bringing with it iPad compatibility. Messenger maintains all of its functionality on the iPad, including instant messaging, featuring text and stickers, as well as voice calling. The UI will be similar to anyone…

Best new and noteworthy apps: Swarm, Castro, Wthr and more!

New and updated apps hit the iOS App Store every day. It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest and greatest that the App Store has to offer but here at TiP, we’ll bring you a weekly roundup of some of the most noteworthy additions and updates. Let’s check out what this week had to offer… Swarm by Foursquare Swarm is the new app…

App usage more than doubles in 2013

App availability is perhaps one of the most important factors when it comes to operating systems on smartphones. Even the nicest looking operating systems have no chance to succeed if there isn’t a good availability of apps available for the platform. No one has learned this lesson quite like Palm (and later HP) with their webOS. The operating system…