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Facebook Updates Messaging App with 15-Second Videos, 'Big Likes'

638411_largerFacebook has updated its popular Facebook Messenger app with 15-second videos and "big likes", adding more ways for users to interact with their friends.
What's New
Instant Video Sending: Shoot and play 15-second video messages from the camera right in the app

Big Likes: Press and hold to send an even bigger thumbs up when you really, really like something.
Easy video sharing has been a popular new feature for messaging apps, with Snapchat getting updated with live video in May and Facebook-owned WhatsApp planning to add video calling. At WWDC, Apple announced that its Messages app would be receiving in-line video messages in iOS 8. However, Facebook Messenger's Instant Video feature is more similar to Apple's implementation of video rather than Snapchat or WhatsApp.

Facebook Messenger is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 7 weeks ago
They misunderst00d, i think people want the "dislike" button. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
really, big likes? lol
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
really I still just hate that the FB messenger is a separate app.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Big thumbs down...I strongly dislike Facebook.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Optional Facebook Messenger integration with standard Messages app on iOS 8 and Yosemite, please! I use both equally, would love it if the two went together.. Maybe iOS 9. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
Am I the only one annoyed that they are forcing us to have a separate messenger app?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago

Big Likes: Press and hold to send an even bigger thumbs up when you really, really like something.

Is this supposed to replace "OMFG THAT'S AWESUM!!!!!!!!1111!111!!" among the bubblegum-for-brains set? :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago
The Facebook app is no longer on my iPhone or iPad. I am no longer a fan. I keep the account open just in case and check in maybe once a month and am quickly reminded why it is mind numbingly worthless to me.

I really think that the world has become too PC where you can only give thumbs up and thumbs down are not allowed. I understand the old proverb, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything," but if the comment is not nice to begin with, why can't I say so with a down vote?

MacRumors should get some "cojones" and put the down vote back on. It will allow for a better clarity of which comments make sense and which are not appreciated. Hopefully that would help people rethink what they say before posting
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago

The sounds FB messenger makes...make me want to go on a baby slaughtering rampage.

Pretty sure those can be disabled. Not even sure what any of it sounds like as I have had them disabled for as long as I can remember.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 7 weeks ago

Plenty of people are there still, more and more every day, and more than before. Some people might see the activity of their close circles or even more distant circles die down, while many others see it all become more and more active.


Since its easier to connect with others so easily now, I can understand why it can become more active and introducing new users. But using Facebook can be easily ignored since you got texting, snapchatting, instagramming, twittering.

Ever since I got Facebook telling if I still want to look at this particular item on eBay, I started hating it. Stalking me on the stuff I search for on eBay is not cool.
Rating: 1 Votes

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