In an effort to keep up with Google Hangouts on Android, Samsung has baked SMS and MMS integration into the latest version of its ChatON messaging app. The service will now roll your instant messages and traditional text messages into one conversation, so you only need to keep up with one thread.
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Facebook is hard at work on delivering a much-needed redesign to its Android app, and we have an early glimpse at what the new design will look like thanks to these leaked screenshots. It’s much “flatter” and cleaner than the existing design — a lot like the new Facebook Messenger app — and it makes the app look much more likes its counterparts for iOS and Windows Phone.
Twitter hopes to compete with instant messaging services like WhatsApp and Line with a new app that’s dedicated to direct messaging, AllThingsD reports. The company hopes the move will bring “the long-buried feature to the forefront” and place a new emphasis on its private messaging capabilities.
When Google launched Hangouts back in May, the company promised that the service would one day get SMS integration on Android — just like Facebook Messenger has. And it appears that this, along with video sharing, is imminent after the Google Hangouts version 1.3 update was leaked this week.
On Tuesday, we showed you how to access Facebook’s hidden stickers within Chat Heads on Android, but as of today, they are no longer a buried treasure. Thanks to a new update to Facebook Messenger, stickers are officially supported on Android.
Facebook Messenger for iOS recently got an update that introduced some snazzy stickers users could send to their friends, but for unknown reasons, these haven’t yet been brought to Android. At least not officially — but they are hiding in Facebook’s Android app, and they’re pretty easy to find.
Here’s how to get them.
Facebook has announced that Facebook Home is set to rollout internationally, following its debut in the U.S. on April 12. The purpose of the short U.S exclusivity was to ensure that any bugs and issues were ironed out before the new launcher went global.
Facebook Home hit Google Play on Friday, but it only comes with support for a small handful of devices initially — and those devices have to be located inside the United States. But as is often the case when it comes to Android, there is a workaround.
You can now download a patched version of the official Facebook Home release for any Android device. Here’s how.
Facebook Home may be launching on just five Android smartphones today — one of which hasn’t even hit stores yet — but one of its new features is now available to everyone. Chat Heads was just added to the Facebook Messenger app, making quicker and easier than ever to reply to messages and switch between conversations.
If you’re a big Facebook user, you’re probably itching to get your hands on Facebook Home, the new Android launcher announced last week. It’s coming to Google Play on April 12, but it will only be compatible with five smartphones initially. But you can install a leaked Facebook Home beta on your Android smartphone today.