Facebook Details New Features for Messenger at F8, Includes Discovery Tab and Smarter AI

Facebook’s F8 conference kicked off this week, and with it, many changes were announced for Messenger. As you may have noticed over the past couple of years, Messenger is much more than just a messaging app these days. You can play games with friends, pay money to someone, utilize M (the virtual assistant inside), and even chat with businesses. This week, a lot of new stuff is being added in, so here are the details you need to know about.  (more…)

Facebook App Gains In-App Camera With Effects, Facebook Stories Too

The Facebook app on Android and iOS is getting a new in-app camera that will give you all of the effects and filter fun you could ever ask for outside of Snapchat. Alongside the new camera, which begins rolling out this week, Facebook is getting Stories and Direct, two similar features to Instagram Stories that represent video and photo collages of your day that can be shared broadly or with select users.  (more…)