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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

Messenger adds Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments in the US

This spring, Facebook confirmed it was testing Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments inside its app in the U.S. Today, the company announced those codes are now launching publicly to all U.S. users, allowing anyone to send or request money through Facebook Pay — even if they’re not Facebook friends. The QR codes work similarly to those found in other payment apps, like Venmo. The feature can be found under the “Facebook Pay” section in Messenger’s settings, accessed by tapping on you...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Technology, Finance, US, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Software, United States, Facebook Messenger, Mobile Payments, Payments

Messenger adds Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments in the U.S.

This spring, Facebook confirmed it was testing Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments inside its app in the U.S. Today, the company announced those codes are now launching publicly to all U.S. users, allowing anyone to send or request money through Facebook Pay — even if they’re not Facebook friends. The QR codes work similarly to those found in other payment apps, like Venmo. The feature can be found under the “Facebook Pay” section in Messenger’s settings, accessed by tapping on you...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Technology, Finance, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Software, United States, Facebook Messenger, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Cryptocurrencies

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

What is RebateKey and Why Your Business Should Use It

RebateKey is an excellent marketing tool that provides companies on a website platform like Walmart or Amazon ways to offer thousands of rebates and rewards on their products and brands for a chance to attract more customers. The buyers benefit from the reduced cost of the products they purchase, while the seller benefits from the boost to their full-price sales numbers which help increase their rankings. This guide will help you discover if RebateKey can work for your business. What is Rebate...
Tags: Amazon, Sales, Walmart, Paypal, Facebook Messenger, San Diego, Orlando, Sheridan Wyoming, Small Business Operations, Amazon and Amazon, RebateKey, Rebate Key, Value for Money Customers, Amazon Ability, Support Via Facebook Messenger Rebate Key, Ian Sells

Sinch, a Swedish customer engagement giant, raises $1.1B, SoftBank and Temasek participating

Sinch — a Twilio competitor based out of Sweden that provides a suite of services to companies to build communications and specifically “customer engagement” into their services by way of APIs — has been on a steady funding and acquisitions march in the last several months to scale its business, and today comes the latest development on that front. The company has announced that it has raised another $1.1 billion in a direct share issue, with significant chunks of that funding coming from Temase...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Enterprise, Finance, Messaging, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Communications, APIs, Twilio, Temasek, SoftBank Group Corp, Werner, Oscar Werner

A brief history of the internet's 3000 emojis

2020 saw the release of 117 new emojis including the bubble tea, the placard and the transgender flag, growing the number of the popular pictograms to 3,136. Already, 217 new emojis have been announced for release in 2021, which will up the number to 3,353. Users can look forward to start sending emojis like the flaming heart, a bearded woman and interracial couples later in the year. What emojis appear on people's phones and on their social media platforms is not arbitrary but has been coordi...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Japan, Internet, Communication, History, Culture, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Unicode, Unicode Consortium, Shigetaka Kurita

Best Practices for Navigating Digital Customer Experiences

One year into the pandemic, and businesses have witnessed a significant shift to digital-first experiences, making it more important than ever to support customers where they are. From social messaging to chatbots, offering access to customer support through a variety of ways is the new norm. But some small businesses are struggling to navigate this new digital world and stretched thin in their efforts to offer excellent customer experiences. Based on the latest research from Zendesk’s CX Trends...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Gartner, Zendesk, Right Now, Modsy, Sharon Prosser, Time to Adopt Social Messaging Customers, Global Sales Development of Zendesk Customer

Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

With the popularity of Android, plenty of applications have managed to cross over the one billion installs threshold on the Play Store....
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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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"If the article shows your home or apartment, says what city you’re in and you don’t like it, you can complain to Facebook. Facebook will then ensure..."

"... that nobody can share the article on its giant platform and, as a bonus, block you from sending it to anyone in Facebook Messenger. I learned this rule from a cheerfully intense senior Facebook lawyer... who... was trying to explain why the service had expunged a meanspirited New York Post article about a Black Lives Matter activist’s real estate purchases.... The policy sounds crazy because it could apply to dozens, if not hundreds, of news articles every day — indeed, to a staple of re...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York Post, Real Estate, Law, Censorship, Journalism, Ethics, Facebook Messenger, Jennifer Lopez, The New York Times, Ben Smith, Smith, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Michael Bloomberg

Best CRM Software for Small Business Owners and Marketers

Maintaining great customer relations can positively improve your bottom line, reduce customer dissatisfaction and facilitate business growth. That’s why Customer Relation Management (CRM) software is so important for small businesses. This is because it affords the opportunity to get more visibility from both customers and prospects with smooth marketing automation. And in turn, they provide you with valuable insights in identifying pain points and interact more with customers to better tweak y...
Tags: Microsoft, Sales, Facebook Messenger, Mailchimp, Google Apps, HubSpot, Microsoft Dynamics, Wufoo, Zoho, Pipedrive, Zoho CRM Zoho, Salesflare, Customer Support Customers, Small Business Owners and Marketers, Customer Relation Management CRM, Customer Data Management Essentially CRM

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down: outage appears to be worldwide

Can't access WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Instagram today? Here's what was down in the major outage
Tags: Facebook Messenger, Facebook Instagram

Rethinking Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time at which connections with friends and family are strengthened and positive mindsets are encouraged. Muslims around the world will take part, including in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the UK.  By looking at the differences in these three markets, it’s clear that marketers can take inspiration from one another when it comes to creating relevant and culturally engaging content. With the pandemic changing traditions and routines, brands n...
Tags: Google, UK, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Brands, Seo, Nike, Facebook Messenger, Tottenham, Dubai, Unicef, Ramadan, McDonald, Telkomsel, Netflix Party, Rami Ismail

Inspiring Tips From Female Business Owners Who Are Redefining What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur in a Post-COVID-19 World

It’s safe to say, women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic across the world. According to , female-led small businesses reported greater reductions in sales than their male counterparts. While both female and male-led businesses reported that their sales had fallen, a greater proportion of female-led businesses (47 percent) reported that sales fell by 50 percent or more compared to male-led SMBs (41 percent).   And while the COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted wom...
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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

Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Child Pornography Case

A Portland, Oregon man who served 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a child in California was sentenced Monday to 17 more years after using Facebook Messenger to convince a teenager to take sexually explicit videos of himself.
Tags: California, Facebook Messenger, Portland Oregon

How to enable Facebook dark mode on any device

Dark mode reduces the amount of white light on your screen, which can be easier on the eyes. Superb Images/Getty Images You can enable Facebook dark mode on your iPhone, Android, or computer. Facebook dark mode allows you to switch the app's background to black instead of white. Dark mode can save battery life and may even be easier on your eyes, especially at night. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Dark mode is an optional setting that changes the backgr...
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What is Telegram? A quick guide to the fast and secure messaging platform

The Telegram messaging app is a popular alternative to WhatsApp and Signal. NurPhoto / Contributor/Getty Images Telegram is a cross-platform messaging service with enhanced encryption and privacy. Most messages feature client-to-server encryption, but Secret Chat messages have end-to-end encryption. Telegram also supports group chats and self-destructing messages as well. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Telegram is a popular cross-platform messaging app that ...
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A police detective filed for divorce from his wife after she was photographed with another man at the Capitol riot

A photo shared by the FBI of Jennifer Heinl and a man identified as Kenneth Grayson. FBI A police detective filed for divorce from his wife after she took part in the January Capitol riot. The FBI said Jennifer Heinl was inside the Capitol rotunda and was photographed with another man. Det. Michael Heinl is not part of the investigation, and his chief said he asked his wife not to go. See more stories on Insider's business page. A police detective filed for divorce from his wife after ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Post Gazette, Grayson, US Capitol

Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger are all down right now

Couldn't access WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Instagram today? Here's what was down in the major outage
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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...
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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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Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger experienced a massive outage today

If you were having difficulty sending a message on Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger earlier today, or if you ran into problems signing...
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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...
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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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