Google’s Product Head of Allo and Duo Leaves for Facebook

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Allo and Duo are still a part of Google’s confusing messaging situation. It’s tough to tell if many of you use either of them. Since they are Google products, though, we’ve spent plenty of hours talking about the ways they have evolved and where Google has tried to improve upon their original feature sets. Things may change some on all of those fronts going forward, as the head of product for Allo and Duo, Amit Fulay, has left the company and moved over to Facebook. I’m ...

Facebook Messenger Kids Announced for iOS, Coming Later to Android

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Facebook announced a new chat app for kids today, suitably called Messenger Kids. Sadly, this app is only in preview for iOS at the time, but should be available for Android and select Kindle devices in the “coming months.” Messenger Kids is all about allowing your children to contact friends and family, but with the parent still in control via their own FB account. For example, the child’s contacts are controlled directly by the parent in their main Facebook app. As for features, kids can access doodling ...

You Can Now Order Food Via the Facebook App

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Announced today, users can now order food for takeout or delivery directly through the Facebook app. We’re talking pizza, burgers, or anything else you might be in the mood for. Simply open the app, search for what you want, place the order, and then eat. As for which services Facebook currently supports, listed is EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow and Olo. For restaurants, there is Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, Chipotle, and Panera, but there are others depending on your area. For where to find this ...

Facebook Messenger Brings Filters, Crap Ton of Emoji to Video Chats

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It seems that each day brings new features for Facebook Messenger, with the latest being specifically for the video chat function. In this update, Facebook is baking in a lot of emoji goodness, as well as filters when you and friends are video chatting with each other. Once this update hits your device, you will find impulsive emoji buttons to play with, allowing you to express quick shows of emotion. These emotions align with what’s already available on someone’s status update — love, laughter, surprise, sadness, ...

Facebook’s new Android TV app plays videos from your feed (and that’s it) [APK Download]

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Android TV apps vary greatly in terms of functionality. Some are close to what you get on a phone, but others are focused on a single experience. Case in point, the Twitter app for Android TV that only shows you videos. The new Facebook app is similar—this app simply makes it easier to access the videos in your feed. Facebook for Android TV is available at the same Play Store listing as the regular app. Read MoreFacebook's new Android TV app plays videos from your feed (and ...

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Instant Games to Users Worldwide

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Instant Games for Facebook Messenger is beginning to rollout worldwide, bringing plenty of gaming action to you and your friends. With the update, you can find turn-based games, leaderboards, and even tournaments to play in.  Detailed back at F8, Instant Games is essentially a little category inside of Messenger. Once the Games section is opened, you’ll find plenty of titles to choose from, all of which can be played against a friendly opponent. Games like Words With Friends, EverWing, 8 Ball Pool (coming soon), and plenty ...