Facebook Pulling Chat Functionality From Mobile App

As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook will be removing the messaging functionality from its mobile app over the next few days, requiring users to download its Messenger app in order to chat on-the-go. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan … Continue reading Facebook Pulling Chat Functionality From Mobile App

Facebook Rolling Out Music & TV Show Discovery Feature For iOS App

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it will be adding a new song/tv show/movie discovery feature to its iOS and Android apps. The feature will apparently work in a similar way to music discovery software Shazam, based on the description in Facebook’s blog post. According to Facebook, the feature will be integrated with the posting of status … Continue reading Facebook Rolling Out Music & TV Show Discovery Feature For iOS App

Facebook Reportedly Launching Snapchat Competitor This Month

According to a new Financial Times report, social media giant Facebook is developing a new app that will allow users to send short videos to each other, similar to what photo-messaging app Snapchat offers. The development of the app, nicknamed ‘Slingshot’ internally, is reportedly overseen by CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself. Slingshot represents Facebook’s second attempt … Continue reading Facebook Reportedly Launching Snapchat Competitor This Month