Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook launches Riff collaborative video app

Facebook today launched a new social video app called Riff. The app allows for friends to collaborate on video content, each tacking their own scenes to the end of one joint project. Anyone can start by creating a video. All you have to do is give it a topic, like #AprilFools, then your friends can view it and choose to add their own clips on that topic….

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…

$1B well spent: Instagram hits 300,000,000 users, surpasses Twitter

Photo-sharing network Instagram today announced that it has hit 300,000,000 active users. That’s a huge leap from the 200,000,000 users it touted in March of this year — a 50% increase in the last nine months alone. From its 300 million active users come 70 million photos and videos each day. What’s more, the company that Facebook paid a cool $1…

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 completes $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Facebook’s humongous $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp was finalized today. Three days after the company was given European clearance to make the deal, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has green-lighted the buy. Concerns were raised by the European and US authorities about the effects of Facebook’s acquisition on competition in…

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…