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Facebook Messenger Gains Quick Reply Bar, Payment Links, and New Themes

Facebook has announced new features for its Messenger app, including a quick reply bar, QR codes, and new chat themes. The new quick reply bar can be found in the Messenger media viewer, and aims to make it easier to chat about media posted by friends without needing to go back to the main chat thread. Users can tap on a photo or video and send a response via the quick reply bar, which lives at the bottom of the screen, then swipe up to exit the fullscreen media viewer to return to the main ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Messenger This, Facebook Pay Users

What does DM mean? Understanding the popular internet shorthand that refers to private messaging

DM means "direct message." Alyssa Powell/Insider DM is an acronym for a private "direct message" sent online. The term gained popularity on Facebook and Twitter, where you can send and receive direct messages for private communication separate from your public feed. The "DM" terminology as it's used now can refer to private messages on any number of social media services that host messaging, including Instagram, Discord, and Twitch. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more s...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Internet, Messaging, Trends, Social Media, Communication, Online, Facebook Messenger, Chat, Dm, Direct Message, Acronym, Tech Insider, Private Messaging

Archiving Facebook Messages Just Got a Lot Easier

Facebook recently announced a bunch of new features for Messenger and Instagram DMs on its apps. Media messaging is now streamlined, chats are easier to archive (and unarchive), and Instagram DMs now include read receipts. Let’s investigate at all the new features and how to use them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Facebook Messenger, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Google Allo, Windows Live Messenger, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Private Message

How to Integrate the Social Media Strategy of Your Small Business With An Omnichannel Approach

Did you know that 86% of people expect conversations with agents to move seamlessly between channels? The same applies to your marketing messaging too. Think about it — haven’t we all ended up checking out a website after seeing a social media ad? Or maybe even checking a brand’s website while visiting their brick-and-mortar store? Image via Gladly Come on, we’ve all been there. It’s fairly common for people to use multiple channels to engage with a brand.  As a small business owne...
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Instagram Realizes It Had a Clubhouse In Its Heart All Along

As more and more social media platforms start cooking up their own Clubhouse clones, Instagram is adding new features to its existing livestreaming service to get in on the voice chat craze. On Thursday, Instagram announced it’s rolling out the option to turn off your audio or video while using Instagram Live.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Linkedin, Software, Facebook Messenger, Computing, Freeware, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Business Finance, Adam Mosseri, Video Software

Instagram Live takes on Clubhouse with options to mute and turn off the video

In addition to Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor built within Messenger Rooms and its experiments with a Clubhouse-like Q&A platform on the web, the company is now leveraging yet another of its largest products to take on the Clubhouse threat: Instagram Live. Today, Instagram announced it’s adding new features that will allow users to mute their microphones and even turn their video off while using Instagram Live. Instagram explains these new features will give hosts more flexibility during their ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Adam Mosseri

How to know if someone has blocked you on Instagram

Figuring out who blocked you on Instagram takes some detective work. SOPA Images/Getty Images To know if someone blocked you on Instagram, you should try searching for their account. If you can't find their account or see the profile image, you may have been blocked. Instagram doesn't send notifications for blocked accounts, so you won't be alerted if someone blocks you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you recently noticed the absence of a...
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Tips for a Successful Multichannel Strategy for Small Business Owners

Small businesses were hit hard during the pandemic, with many brick and mortar storefronts closing permanently. It was imperative for small business owners to shift their strategies to operate their stores online. This was a trend that we’ll continue to see grow further in 2021 and beyond. However, this shift online is not the only trend that we’re seeing. The number of channels that small business owners are using today expands beyond web and mobile, and customers are no longer only on one chan...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Google Shopping, Erik, Right Now, Google Facebook Apple, Ecwid, Small Business Owners, Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter, Vitalii Vodolazskyi Shutterstock, Facebook Shops, Erik Suhonen

Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger are down (Update: they’re back)

Update (7:30 PM CET): The services seem to be returning to normal now. Hope you enjoyed the break. Our original report follows. WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger have gone down for users around the world. Thousands of users have reported problems accessing the Facebook-owned apps to outage tracking website DownDetector. Facebook is yet to provide any official response to the outages, but users are flocking to Twitter to complain about the issue. Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp collectiv...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Insider, Facebook Instagram, DownDetector Facebook

Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger Are Down for Many

Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger are down for many right now. From a report: More than 123,000 users have reported issues with Instagram on DownDetector. More than 23,000 users have reported issues with WhatsApp on DownDetector, too, and the service is down for one Verge staffer's family, who is based in Europe. Facebook Messenger seems to be affected as well, with more than 5,000 reports of problems on DownDetector. When navigating to Instagram's website, I saw a white page with the ...
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Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger are working after a 'technical issue' caused a brief outage across Facebook's suite of apps

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services in the world, with over 1.2 billion users. mirtmirt/ShutterStock WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger went down for more than an hour on Friday. DownDetector reported crashes beginning around 1:30 p.m. Facebook resolved a "technical issue" that caused the issues, a spokesperson told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger apps are back up after being do...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Mexico, India, Trends, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Tech Insider, Downdetector, Facebook Gaming, DownDetector Facebook, Allana Akhtar

Thousands of users are reporting issues with Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook apps

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services in the world, with over 1.2 billion users. mirtmirt/ShutterStock WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger went down on Friday. DownDetector reported crashes beginning around 1:30 p.m. ET. Facebook was not immediately available for additional comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger apps crashed on Friday.The Facebook-owned sites and Messenger went down aro...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Mexico, India, Trends, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram WhatsApp, Downdetector, ET Facebook, DownDetector Facebook, Allana Akhtar

Instagram and WhatsApp hit by outage

Instagram and WhatsApp are currently experiencing an apparent outage. It began around 1:40 pm ET. At the time of writing, Instagram was showing a 500 message, suggesting a back-end server error. WhatsApp meanwhile was unable to connect to the server, and messages are not being delivered. It’s not clear if the issue also affects Facebook Messenger, which last year rolled out new functionality to allow cross-platform messaging between Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Instagram’s error page. (Ima...
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Facebook is building an instagram app for kids under 13, led by the former head of YouTube Kids

The log of the Instagram app on a smartphone. Photothek/Getty Images Facebook is building an Instagram app for kids under 13, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. The project will be led by Pavni Diwanji, who previously led YouTube's kid-focused products. Facebook has faced backlash over the safety and mental health impacts of such products. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook-owned Instagram is planning to build a version of its app targeted specifically toward child...
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50 Social Media Management Tools for Your Business

Social media marketing offers an easy and affordable way for businesses to communicate with customers. You can use it to spread information about new products, learn about your target audience, and even complete customer service tasks. But with so many platforms available, managing all your social media accounts manually may seem overwhelming. That’s where social media management tools come in. Some of the best social media management tools do have a cost, but there are also free tools availabl...
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5 Tips from Black Business Owners Who’ve Thrived Over the Past Year

We know the pandemic has affected all small businesses, but it hasn’t affected everyone equally. Black businesses have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Facebook’s forthcoming US State of Small Business Report revealed that businesses in majority-minority neighborhoods faced poorer business outcomes, including a higher closure rate (36% versus 22%). Regardless of these challenges, many Black-owned businesses are showing resilience. Here are five pieces of advice from inspiring Black ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Women, US, Facebook Messenger, Black, Right Now, Air National Guard, Joy Williams, COVID, Black Business Owners, Facebook Elevate, Joyful Designs Approach, Jason Primrose, Demetrius Goins

Facebook and Instagram Link Previews Would Break EU Privacy Law, Say Security Researchers

A follow-up report by security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has alleged that Facebook Messenger and Instagram are collecting and using data from link previews in a way that would breach European privacy law. In October last year, Bakry and Mysk revealed that link previews in popular messaging apps can lead to security and privacy issues on iOS and Android. It was discovered that apps could leak IP addresses, expose links sent in end-to-end encrypted chats, download large files w...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, European Union, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Mysk, Europe Facebook, EU Facebook, Talal Haj Bakry, Tommy Mysk, Bakry, Facebook Instagram This, Facebook s Terms of Service Facebook

All-in-One Chat App 'Beeper' Brings iMessage to Android and Windows Using Workaround

New universal chat app "Beeper" combines 15 different chat platforms into a single inbox and offers iMessage on Android and Windows (via The Verge). The app comes from a team including former Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, and enables users to integrate a range of messaging services, including WhatsApp, SMS, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Skype, Hangouts, Discord, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, into a single, searchable inbox. Most striking is support for Apple's iMessage, as it is only o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Imessage, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Pebble, Skype, Telegram, Signal, Slack, Eric Migicovsky, Migicovsky, Discord

How to Take Part in the Online Sales Boom

Online sales are soaring. The NRF just released its holiday sales report showing retail sales in November and December grew 8.3% to $789.4 billion, exceeding expectations. This was no doubt fueled by the 23.9% growth in online sales to $209 billion. Recently I hosted a panel of experts who talked about online sales trends and how small retailers can take advantage of the positive trajectory. The panel was sponsored by Ecwid, an e-commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses. The panel...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Instagram, France, Sales & Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Italy, Switzerland, Nrf, Erik, Right Now, Instagram Pinterest, Ricardo, Ecwid

What is Kik? Here's what you need to know about the free messaging app

Kik is a free messaging app that boasts increased privacy and anonymity as features. Boy_Anupong/Getty Images Kik is a free messaging app that allows users to keep in touch with family and friends using Wi-Fi or your phone's mobile data.  Kik only requires an email address to sign up — there's no need to provide a phone number.  Kik is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While there is no shortage of free me...
Tags: Amazon, Messenger, Instagram, Imessage, Trends, App, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Kik, Apple App Store, Tech Insider, Kik Kik, Kik Interactive, Facebook Messenger Rooms, BI-freelancer

How to set up Facebook Pay to make payments on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp

You can set up Facebook Pay on a computer or mobile device. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images You can set up Facebook Pay to streamline payments across Facebook-owned platforms, including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Once you link a payment method such as a debit or credit card to Facebook Pay, you can donate, make purchases, or send money within Facebook apps.  Facebook Pay utilizes anti-fraud technology and advanced encryption to keep users' payment information secure.  Visit Business...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #521

Twitter cracks down on bots with ‘new account types’ in 2021Bots are becoming easier to identify on Twitter, with the company adjusting some of its plans for a new verification process that is set to roll out next year. This includes finding a way of distinguishing bots and other automated accounts. A memorialisation process is also in the works for users who have died, making them distinct from normal users. This is all part of the new account verification policy that will activate on January 2...
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Facebook Temporarily Disables Some Messenger and Instagram Features in Europe to Comply With EU Data Rules

Some Messenger and Instagram features are temporarily unavailable to users in Europe in order to comply with new rules on data usage currently being rolled out in EU countries. Affected users are seeing alerts in the Facebook-owned apps that some features aren’t available to "respect new rules for messaging services in Europe." The alert doesn't specify what the missing features are, but The Verge notes that polls on both Messenger and Instagram are currently disabled in Europe, while stick...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Features, EU Data Rules

How to update to the new version of Instagram messaging that incorporates Facebook Messenger features

You can update Instagram to get Facebook Messenger features on the app. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images You can update Instagram messaging to a new version that incorporates Facebook Messenger features. You can find the option to upgrade by tapping the direct message icon at the top right of the screen.  Here's everything you need to know about the new updated Instagram messaging. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to an Instagram ...
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Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger

Facebook today is rolling out an updated version of its Messenger Kids app with the goal of making it easier for kids to interact with their friends and family, navigate the app, and personalize their experience with features like custom chat bubble colors. The redesign also gives the kid-friendly app a look-and-feel that’s more like Messenger itself. The updated app does away with the larger, colorful blocks that would flash when messages arrive for a more traditional messaging app design...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #516

Instagram redesigns its home screen, adding Reels and Shop tabsInstagram’s home screen has had a makeover, adding Reels and Shop tabs. The Reels tab directs users to watch and create shortform videos, while the Shop tab will surface personalised recommendations, as well as editors’ pics curated by the shop channel, shoppable videos, and new product collections. This is the first major design change that Instagram has made in years, an indication of the app’s priorities to maintain relevance in a...
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New 'Vanish Mode' in Messenger and Instagram Enables Disappearing Chats

Facebook's Messenger and Instagram apps are getting a new "vanish mode" feature that gives users a new way to chat using disappearing messages. Disappearing messages can already be used in Messenger's "secret conversation" feature, but they require several steps and users have to set a timer to make the messages disappear. However, the new "vanish mode" is enabled by simply swiping up in a chat, after which messages disappear after they're seen, and if the recipient takes a screenshot of th...
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Facebook’s Snapchat-like ‘Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook today announced its new Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messaging, Vanish Mode, is arriving on Messenger and Instagram. The feature, meant for more casual conversations, allows users to set chats to automatically delete after the message is seen and the chat is closed. In Vanish Mode, Messenger and Instagram users can send text chats, emoji, pictures, GIFs, voice messages, and stickers, which will disappear after they’ve been seen and users leave the chat, Facebook expla...
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Facebook and Instagram Messenger Merge; The Good, The Bad, and The Brand Possibilities

Sliding into DMs is about to work a bit differently on Instagram. In September, Instagram announced that they are merging their Direct Messaging with Facebook Messenger, creating a seamless messaging experience across both platforms to help people stay connected easier. This update has already been rolled out to many areas and will bring a number of new features to the unified Messenger, such as selfie stickers, new conversation reactions, and more. Read on to learn more about the benefits, the ...
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Study Shows Which Messengers Leak Your Data, Drain Your Battery, and More

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Link previews are a ubiquitous feature found in just about every chat and messaging app, and with good reason. They make online conversations easier by providing images and text associated with the file that's being linked. Unfortunately, they can also leak our sensitive data, consume our limited bandwidth, drain our batteries, and, in one case, expose links in chats that are supposed to be end-to-end encrypted. Among the worst offenders, ac...
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