Facebook Messenger to Arrive on Desktop, Getting lighter and Safer

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about privacy during his keynote at Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019.

Facebook app: The company's flagship app is set for a major revamp, which applies to both the mobile and desktop versions. We're also introducing new tools that will help make it easier for you to discover and engage with groups of people who share your interests.' Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, also added in an interview, 'We've seen just a variety of these communities emerge and become really meaningful to people. Group interaction options will show up while a user is browsing other parts of Facebook.

Earlier this year, the company announced a checkout feature for Instagram, and the company is working on blockchain technology that could reportedly be used to send payments. Facebook also announced that the new Messenger app will be of smaller in size making it load faster.

The company is planning to make Messenger fully encrypted through end-to-end encryption. In the coming weeks, Facebook would introduce a new camera design including Create Mode, which gives users an easy way to share without a photo or video.

This should perhaps come as no surprise - Facebook had hinted on combining all these platforms before, or at least the messaging component on each, into a unified service. This will be beneficial for the sellers as people will be able to easily discover their products. And for groups that buy and sell things, Facebook said it's also exploring a way to allow users to place an order when the seller is talking about the product during a live video.

Sending a message through any one of those services should see your message end up with its intended recipient, no matter which platform they're using.

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Zuckerberg outlined six principles he said the company is focusing on going forward: private interactions, encryption, reduced permanence (meaning content and messages that disappear), safety, interoperability (being able to communicate across the company's different networks and platforms), and secure data storage (not storing user data in countries where it could be accessed, for example). With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including MarketingProfs.com, SoftwareCEO.com, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. "We would enable more than 2 billion people to have their conversation privately", Zuckerberg said.

In addition, Facebook Dating is expanding to another 14 countries: Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, and Suriname.

Last year, Facebook announced a dating service modeled around finding long-term relationships for its 200 million single users.

Zuckerberg also revealed that the redesign will de-emphasised the News Feed, and drops the signature blue banner that has been on the app since its launch. This apart, there is going to be a new feature that will allow users to watch videos on Messenger in real time, together with friends.

At F8, Facebook confirmed its interoperability plans for Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.

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