Tag: facebook messenger
BTS characters BT21 get exclusive on Facebook Messenger
Have you heard of BT21? They’re the animated characters created by K-Pop megastars BTS, who’ve become a popular merchandising line in their own right. Now they’re enjoying a new extension on Facebook Messenger, as well...
July 17, 2018
Facebook promises to redesign “too cluttered” Messenger app
2017 was a good year for Facebook Messenger, as the social network’s own-brand messaging app grew to 1.3 billion monthly active users. However, its boss David Marcus has admitted to one downside in his annual blog post...
January 17, 2018
Facebook Messenger gets natural-language and payments features
Facebook has launched the latest update to its Messenger Platform for developers creating apps and bots for its messaging app. Version 2.1’s new features include built-in natural language processing (NLP) to automatically...
July 28, 2017
Ticketmaster launches its Facebook Messenger bot
Ticketmaster is the latest music company to be dipping its toes in the waters of messaging bots. It has launched a bot called Ticketmaster Assistant for Facebook Messenger, which promises to help customers find concerts,...
June 22, 2017
Spotify adds group playlists for Facebook Messenger
Spotify is boosting its integration with Facebook Messenger, two months after launching a ‘chat extension’ for the messaging app. This morning, Spotify has launched a new feature called ‘Group Playlists for Messenger’...
June 21, 2017
There are 149m messaging-app users in western Europe
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest analysis of the mobile messaging market, claiming that in 2016, messaging apps will be used by 149 million people in western Europe. It claims almost a fifth (so just under...
December 7, 2016
Facebook’s Instant Games for Messenger has music potential
Facebook has been a gaming platform since the heyday of FarmVille and its publisher Zynga. The social network’s latest gaming move offers a new twist though: it’s called Instant Games, and it’s an HTML5-based platform...
December 7, 2016
10 music chatbots worth talking to in 2016
The first chatbots were developed in the 1960s, long before smartphones and messaging apps had the world’s eyeballs transfixed. This isn’t a new technology, but it’s certainly a hot one in 2016 thanks to Facebook,...
October 6, 2016
With 1.7bn users Facebook aims for ‘video first’ future
The year-on-year growth of Facebook continues to impress, across pretty much every metric. The social network’s stock was up 6% last night – it’s now valued at more than $376bn – in the wake of strong quarterly...
July 28, 2016
Facebook Messenger now has 1bn active users globally
You know what's cool? One BILLION active users of Facebook Messenger. It's more cool than reheating old quotes from The Social Network anyway. Oh, wait... But yes, Facebook has a major new milestone for Messenger, announcing...
July 20, 2016
2016 tipped to be the year of ‘conversational commerce’
Music Ally has been reporting on the rise of messaging apps – and the potential for music – for some time. The latest evidence comes in an opinion post by Uber’s Chris Messina, which claims that “2016 will be the...
January 25, 2016